Desperate NYC merchants turn to K-9 units to sniff out shoplifters

February 23, 2023

The dogged pursuit was launched this month at the CVS at Eighth Avenue and West 34th Street in the heart of the district that has been plagued with thefts. A lot of shoplifting occurs in drugstores,” said Kevin Ward, the vice president of security for the 34th Street Partnership. The 34th Street Partnership has contracted a security firm with K-9 units to prevent shoplifting in the commercial district. Brian Zak A guard dog patrolling 34th street with a police officer. Brian Zak Advertisement The 34th Street Partnership says the K-9 units have been effective in stopping shoplifting.