What is Asportation?
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Question: I've seen two different kinds of charges for shoplifting in the police log. One is "shoplifting by asportation" and the other is "shoplifting by concealing merchandise." What's the difference?
Answer: This is a popular question. The difference is in how the person is shoplifting. Asportation means to take something and carry it away. Conealing is just what it sounds like: hiding merchandise and taking it away. Hope this helps.
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