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Gothamist recently interviewed a "professional" Whole Foods shoplifter who supposedly steals from the fancy food chain about twice a week. Today, Whole Foods shoplifters are in the news again. It turns out that store employees are not allowed under any circumstances to touch customers, making it hard for them to apprehend thieves. On Sunday, a manager was let go from a Michigan WF outpost after he grabbed the jacket of a man trying to make off with a bag containing $346 worth of food and other products. Consumerist: "It must be pretty easy to shoplift at Whole Foods because if any of their employees touch you, they'll be fired." [Consumerist]