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The LCBO is putting locks on booze in Toronto stores

Some Toronto LCBO stores might look a little different soon. That's because the crown corporation is putting locks on certain bottles of booze in order to prevent theft.

The LCBO lost $16 million in the 2015-2016 fiscal year due to theft. While that's only 0.29 per cent of its net sales, theft is still a huge issue in Toronto as well as in cities and towns across the province.

Last fall, the LCBO tested out these locks - known as BottleLox - at 10 different stores. It's now bringing them to 130 locations.

BottleLox can only be removed by staff at checkout. They'll pop up on pricey and high-theft bottle of vodka, rum, scotch and other spirits.

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