Category Archives: Shoplifting

COVID-19 Is ‘Paradise’ For Shoplifters

According to the Mirror website, the coronavirus pandemic is a ‘paradise’ for shoplifters who are escaping justice by wearing masks, a store manager has warned.

Claire Saunders claims cocky shoplifters now know they cannot be identified on CCTV cameras because of their mandatory face coverings.

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Banned Thief Asked To Shop At Primark

According to the Swindon Advertiser, a shameless shoplifter asked magistrates not to ban him from Primark, as he was about to receive an order banning him from all shops.

Martin Morgan interrupted the online court hearing, telling JPs he needed to go to sports shops and Primark, as he didn’t know where else he was going to get clothes from.

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Jail For Serial Shoplifter

The Swindon Advertiser website reports that a serial thief has been jailed for a shoplifting spree three days before Christmas.

Jason Otley took a £69 hooded top from Hugo Boss, before going on to steal sweets from Cadbury’s, water from Costa Coffee, and a Lego model car from Hamleys, worth £238.

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Thief’s £1,600 Shoplifting Spree

The Birmingham Live website reports that woman went on a £1,600 shoplifting spree due to having problems with her benefits, a court heard.

Kellie Cummings targeted seven major retailers in a single day, stealing leather gloves and sunglasses from Next, underwear from H&M, and beauty products from Holland & Barrett.

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Prolific Thief Finally Jailed

According to the Greenock Telegraph website, a shoplifter who was allowed bail after plundering £230-worth of items despite having 20 pending court cases against her, has stolen again.

Rhonda McDonald helped herself to booze and soft drinks from an Iceland store in her latest failed raid on local retail premises.

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Co-Op Using Face Recognition

The Wired website reports that branches of Co-op in the south of England have been using real-time facial recognition cameras to scan shoppers entering stores.

In total 18 shops from the southern Co-op franchise have been using the technology in an effort to reduce shoplifting and abuse against staff.

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