SECTION 1. Chapter 266 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:
Section 148. Any person who, with intent to steal property from any store or other retail mercantile establishment, knowingly possesses any item, article, implement or device designed for the purpose of overcoming detection of security markings or attachments placed on any property offered for sale at such store or establishment shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not more than two years or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
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