Category Archives: Shoplifting
Hull Stores Start Tagging Meat
The Hull Live website reports that several Hull supermarket stores are resorting to security tagging certain meat products to prevent shoplifting.
Two Co-op food stores and a 24-hour Sainsbury’s Local decided to tag some items to protect high value or frequently stolen items.read more
Thieves ‘Should Be Spared Jail’
According to the Unilad website, a leading Police & Crime Commissioner has stated that short sentences do not work for a low-level crime like shoplifting.
Donna Jones believes that jail sentences should be reserved for violent crimes and sex offences, and that retailers should help fund thieves’ rehabilitation.read more
Thieving Gran Stops Stealing
As reported on the Metro website, a grandmother has vowed to stop thieving and turn her life around.
Leanne Stapleton – accused of stealing more than £200-worth of toiletries – told a court, “I’m tired of it all now,” as she faced prison for another 15 crimes.read more
Thief Took Foil-lined Suitcase Into Store
The Stoke-On-Trent Live website reports that a man stuffed a foil-lined suitcase with clothes in a branch of Sports Direct and tried to leave without paying.
Vasile Baboi told a court that he had simply wanted to send the clothes back home to his children in Romania.read more
Jail For Prolific Shoplifter
The Chronicle Live website reports that a prolific shoplifter whose latest theft spree netted her £2,000 of make-up, toiletries and candles has finally been jailed.
With more than 50 previous convictions for theft, Suzanne Innes continued to steal from shops and ignore several court orders imposed on her.read more
Thief Blames Devil For Stealing
The Kent Online website reports that a trio of female thieves stole £2,500-worth of perfume from stores in Bluewater Shopping Centre.
When one of the gang – all Orthodox Christian Roma women – was asked why she did it, she replied: “The devil possessed me!”read more