CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here is launching a three-store test this week of an anti-theft system that visually reads the identity of items at the bottom of shopping carts at the checkout and transmits the information to the point-of-sale register. The year-old LaneHawk system, from Evolution Robotics, Pasadena, Calif., is designed to prevent shoppers from accidentally or deliberately walking out of the store without paying for items stored at the bottom of the basket such as a ...

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