Category Archives: Shoplifting

First-Time Thieves ‘Stealing To Eat’

The Sun website reports that first-time shoplifters are “stealing to eat”, due to the cost of living crisis, supermarket bosses say.

Stores are being hit by big rises in the theft of daily essential and low-value items — and levels are “off the charts”.

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Police Warn Of TikTok Theft Challenge

The Kent Online website reports that a new TikTok “shoplifting challenge” has sparked a warning from police.

Officers in Canterbury are urging parents to stay vigilant, as the new trend on the video-sharing platform challenges young people to “see how much they can shoplift in a day”.

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Police Chief Suggests ‘Discretion’ For Thieves

The iNews website reports that Andy Cooke, the chief inspector of constabulary, has suggested police officers should use their “discretion” when deciding whether to prosecute people stealing goods in order to eat, amid the rising cost of living.

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Shoplifter ‘Embarrassed’ Over Theft

The Birmingham Live website reports that a shoplifter told a court how she was ‘embarrassed’ over her theft of £310-woth of perfume and clothes.

Sophia Loukelo admitted the offence of theft from Selfridges after being spotted acting suspiciously on CCTV, and being stopped by security.

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Teen Thief “Didn’t Have Nice Things”

The Examiner Live website reports that a teenager went on a shoplifting spree because she “didn’t have nice things”.

Demi Ellis travelled to Birmingham and targeted high-end stores such as Selfridges and House of Fraser to steal clothes and make-up.

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Family’s £9k Shoplifting ‘Away Day’

The Eastern Daily Press website reports that three members of the same family stole more than £9,000 of goods from Norwich stores in a shoplifting spree.

Iona Raducanu, together with Bianca and Luisa, 18, were in Norwich on an “away day shoplifting exercise”, taking more than £3,000 of cosmetics from Boots and then almost £6,000 worth of make-up from House of Fraser.

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