Category Archives: Shoplifting

Thieves Targeting Dairy Products

According to Mail Online, increasingly hard-up Brits are stealing milk as supermarkets put security tags on butter amidst the current cost-of-living crisis.

With shoplifting increasing by 18%, recently Tesco shoppers reported that security tags had been fixed to milk and Aldi put tags on blocks of cheddar.

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Notts Shoplifting Ring Busted

According to Yahoo! News, a major shoplifting ring has been busted after a ‘swap-shop’ containing thousands of pounds worth of designer shoes and clothes was discovered by police.

Officers raided a property in Nottingham and found around 240 boxes of designer shoes, 40 boxes of household goods and cosmetics as well as clothes stacked floor to ceiling.

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Interceptor Cars Used To Fight Shoplifting

The Belfast Live website reports that high performance police Interceptor cars are being used to tackle organised shoplifting gangs operating across Ireland and Britain.

Police and retail chiefs say a number of gangs, who had stolen goods worth thousands of pounds, have been caught thanks to use of the vehicles and the sharing of intelligence between officers and businesses.

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Security Guard Broke Thief’s Leg

The Daily Record website reports that an “overzealous” security guard at a Lidl store broke a thief’s leg after tackling him for shoplifting.

Leandro Da Silva spotted the thief – David O’Connor – trying to steal from the shop in Edinburgh and knelt on his body to restrain him, before piling a second thief on top of him.

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Scotland’s Shoplifting On The Rise

An opinion piece on the Daily Record website reports that recorded instances of shoplifting in Scotland have risen 18 per cent in the 12 months ending in June 2022.

Just under 25,000 incidents were recorded by police – an average of 68 per day – but the real number is likely to be far higher, with many store managers simply letting thieves go with a telling-off.

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TK Maxx Thief Jailed

As reported on The Reading Chronicle website, a prolific TK Maxx shoplifter who stole £875-worth of the store’s clothes has been jailed for 36 weeks.

Marian-Cornel Moldovan had been given a 10-week suspended prison sentence but reoffended twice in the following five months.

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