Category Archives: Shoplifting

Man Banned From All Sainsbury’s

The Northern Echo website reports that a prolific shoplifter has been banned from setting foot inside every Sainsbury’s store in the country.

Joseph Tait targeted two Sainsbury’s Local stores, taking meat products, cheese and drinks among other items, valued at around £2,500.

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Shoplifting Viewed As Organised Crime

According to the BBC News website, shoplifting will be targeted like organised crime as part of a plan to help police to crack down on theft.

Specialist analysts and officers will join forces to gather intelligence on crime gangs behind much of the shoplifting across England and Wales.

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‘NikTok’: The New High Street Scourge

According to an investigation published on The Sun website, some TikTok accounts are dedicated specifically to the theft of high value cosmetics.

Dubbed ‘NikTok’, one user account’s video scored a British supermarket chain 10/10 for shoplifting opportunities, claiming its make-up aisle “doesn’t even have cameras”.

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Serial Thieves May Not Face Jury Trial

The Sun website reports that ministers are considering removing serial shoplifters’ right to a jury trial under a possible crackdown to clear the backlog in courts.

Prolific offenders should be dealt with swiftly by magistrates handing out sentences, freeing the crown courts to hear more important cases.

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Thieves Targeting Posh Postcodes

As reported on The Sun website, shoplifting in Britain’s poshest neighbourhood has doubled in the past year.

In London’s SW3 Chelsea postcode, often well-dressed thieves are swiping high-value products from designer shops and swiftly selling them on to cash in.

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Thief Filmed During ITV News

According to the Metro website, ITV News was interviewing a shop owner in south London about the UK’s shoplifting ‘epidemic’ when a thief was caught trying to steal booze on camera.

The shoplifter walked straight into the shop and made straight for the alcohol section, hiding a bottle in his pocket.

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