This time of year malls and stores throughout New Jersey are packed with holiday shoppers trying to finish up their last-minute shopping.

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Unfortunately, some people take advantage of the hustle and bustle of the season.

They use this time of the year to target certain stores to engage in shoplifting.

The large crowd makes it easier for thieves to walk in, swipe certain items, and walk out without paying.

Photo by Krisztina Papp on Unsplash
Photo by Krisztina Papp on Unsplash

But, what are they taking?

No store is exempt from shoplifters, including Walmart. With so many stores throughout the state, what are the most common items stolen from New Jersey Walmarts?

Aisle of Shame gathered information from several different sources, including Walmart employees, Reddit, and news stories to come up with the 10 most common items stolen from Walmart stores.

Photo by Annie Vo on Unsplash
Photo by Annie Vo on Unsplash

The Most Commonly Stolen Items at New Jersey Walmart

#10 - Home Essentials

Laundry detergent, toilet paper, and baby wipes.

#9 - Office Supplies

Pens, pencils, sticky notes, and paper clips.

#8 - Jewelry

Earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

#7 - Apparel and Accessories

Shoes, hats, purses, sunglasses, and underwear are the most stolen items from apparel and accessories.

#6 - Intimate Items

This category includes pregnancy tests, condoms, and adult toys.

#5 - Food

Baby food, packaged meat, deli food, and noodle packets.

#4 - Over the Counter Medication

Including pain relievers, laxatives, and pet medications.

#3 - Toys

Hot Wheels and Pokemon Cards.

#2 - Small Electronics

Watches, chargers, headphones, smartphones.

#1 - Cosmetics

Lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, eyeliner, compacts, and hair dye are the most common items stolen.

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