Category Archives: Shoplifting

‘Sick Leave’ Thief Stole £500

According to the Kent Live website, a woman who stole more than £500 worth of alcohol from Waitrose claimed she was desperate for cash because she was on sick leave.

It was claimed in court that Habiba Bentchakal took up a suggestion to steal as a way of making money whilst she was off work.

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Thieves Use Wheelie Bins In Raids

According to The Sun website, crooks are using wheelie bins to raid stores as a shoplifting epidemic plagues Britain.

A recent report details how criminal gangs are using builder’s sacks, bins and suitcases in order to swipe more goods from shops.

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‘Organised Crime’ Target Garden Centres

The BBC News website reports that a small chain of garden centres have been targeted by an “organised crime” gang of shoplifters.

Bosses at Tates of Sussex said it had to spend thousands of pounds hiring a security team following a big rise in the number of thefts committed.

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Thief Stole 50 Times From Two Shops

As reported on the This Is London Local website, a thief has been charged with stealing from two Harlow shops 50 times over a four-month period.

Dawn Brooker was arrested following the theft of products worth an estimated £4,300 and charged as part of police efforts to “protect shops and businesses in Essex”.

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Shoplifting Offences Doubled In 2023

According to the Sky News website, shoplifting has hit a record high with 16.7 million incidents recorded in 2023 – more than double compared with 2022.

Theft cost retailers about £1.8bn – also a record – and this is the first time it has passed the £1bn mark, according to an annual survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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Brazen Thief Avoids Jail

The Wales Online website reports that brazen thief was caught red-handed stealing from a shop for the sixth time – but was spared prison.

Ricky Tinsley walked straight out of a Co-op with armfuls of stolen goods, just as a beat police officer arrived at the store.

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