Category Archives: Shoplifting
‘Spiderman’ Shoplifter Apprehended
The Sun reports that a suspected shoplifter resorted to superhuman evasion tactics by climbing up to the ceiling of a branch of Asda in an attempt to flee security.
Dubbed the ‘Spiderman Shoplifter’, an 18-year-old man was seen to climb up a structural pillar and shuffle along lighting fixings and gas pipes.read more
Student Stole Groceries Worth £700
The Bristol Live website reports that an accounting student ran up a drug debt and stole almost £700 worth of groceries.
Anotidaishe Mutepfa stole £677.81 worth of food and Corona beer from Sainsbury’s on two occasions.read more
Thief Banned From All Shops In England
As reported on Mail Online, a shoplifter has been banned from every store in England – apart from one Tesco Metro – after she stole goods from a Boots store just minutes after being bailed for a previous offence.
Anna Burns left court, walked 750 yards to a Boots shop, and stole £60-worth of make-up.read more
‘Operation Hamper’ Halved Shoplifting
As reported on the Spire FM website, a police initiative called Operation Hamper saw incidents of shoplifting in Salisbury halve over the 2019 festive period.
Officers became more being visible throughout the day around the city and made better use of the ShopWatch and PubWatch radio systems, linking the city CCTV and police to shops and licensed premises.read more
Thieves Stole £1,500 In Less Than An Hour
The Eastern Daily Press website reports that two shoplifters stole footwear, clothing and perfume worth more than £1,500 in under 60 minutes.
A court was told that Seherezada Calin and Amalia Vaduva took items worth £705.15 from TK Maxx and goods worth £921 from JD Sports.read more
Thieves Hid Loot In Underwear
The York Press website reports that a four member shoplifting gang had expandable knickers to hold their stolen wares and avoid anti-theft devices.
One member of the gang, currently on the run – Anne-Marie Raducanu – hid so many clothes in her underwear, police initially thought she was pregnant.read more