SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — As the holiday shopping season gets underway local police departments are dealing with shoplifting. As police prepare for increased calls for shoplifting stores are also stepping up this season. “As we get busier we staff more people on the floor all the management gets out. I staff more people on a daily basis,” said Bridget Martin, Cedar Chest manager. Martin says they tend to see people work as a team to distract her staff to swipe goods.