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watch the shop

To monitor a particular place or situation, usually while the person who normally does so is away. Would you watch the shop while I'm in this meeting? One of the suspects remained at the entranceway to watch the shop while the other two began loading the stolen goods into the truck.
See also: shop, watch
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In watching the shop for 30 minutes before the search PC Katie Jagger, partnerships officer for Kirklees Division, said: "I observed a steady stream of youths, some in school uniform, enter the shop and leave approximately one minute later.
They confessed to watching the shop for some time before carrying out the crime.
"They must have been It was watching the shop for a long time.
"I think they were in black and they just looked like kids making a call - but they must have just been watching the shop and waiting for the right time to go in."
He said: "I've been going to the shop at 3am, parking at the old police station and watching the shop. It's all we can do in the short term and I will be there until the security measures are in place.
"I think they had been watching the shop before bursting in.
You will even miss watching the shop owners purposely raise the price of everything.
Police said: "We believe the gang identified her as someone with keys to the jeweller's after watching the shop.
And rumbling his scam by watching the shop's CCTV footage, in which the kiss has been recorded, Peter and the Barlow clan head off to confront him.
The man must have been watching the shop and knew that ."
Detectives said he may have been watching the shop before the attempted robbery at about 9pm on Saturday.
A member of staff at the chemists, who asked not to be named, said: "Two ladies were working there today and the lads that were hanging around on the wall outside were obviously watching the shop.
Mrs Burgin said the robber may have been watching the shop because he entered after her sister, who is also an assistant, and two customers had left.