Where I work thieves are allowed to walk out of the store unapproached. This, at least, has understandable safety reasons behind it...
However, the majority of the security cameras are pointed at the staff! And I do mean majority; I've seen the security monitor. A few displays of high end merchandise take up the remaining cameras' attention.
if I knew then [before I worked here] what I know now, I’d just come in to steal blatantly. It's not like any of the cameras would ever catch MY face. *eyeroll*