Category Archives: Shoplifting

Pals Teamed Up For Crime Spree

According to the Chronicle Live website, two friends teamed up for nearly four months for a shoplifting and petrol-stealing spree across garages and stores.

Jackie Dunning and Melissa Bailey targeted six service stations, trolley-dashed two stores and tried to steal coats worth over £700 from Fenwick.

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Six-Week Jail Term For Serial Shoplifter

According to the Somerset County Gazette website, a shoplifter who was caught stealing from stores on eight occasions this year has been jailed for six weeks.

James Phillip Guy-Gibbens targeted Marks & Spencer in Taunton, stealing joints of meat on one occasion and bottles of alcohol the following day.

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Apple Store Thief Escapes On Phone

The Leicestershire Live website reports that man snatched an Apple watch and escaped from the shop in Leicester by pretending he was on his phone.

Viorel Mihai lifted a watch from a tray held by a staff member, who was distracted, talking to a customer.

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BRC Urge Police To Act Against Retail Crime

As reported on the Bedford Independent website, the latest Retail Crime Survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed that the total cost from crime and crime prevention has surged to £2.2 billion, an increase of 16% from the previous year.

The survey also flags up the dramatic impact of violence and abuse against retail workers, which has risen to 424 each day.

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Thief With 300 Convictions Jailed Again

Grimsby’s most notorious shoplifter is behind bars yet again, according to the Grimsby Live website.

Terence Wood, who has been jailed regularly and nearly always reverts to crime on his release, stole gin from a hotel and meat from Asda in February.

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Shoplifter’s Possessions To Be Sold On Ebay

The Nottinghamshire Live website reports that a prolific shoplifter who stole luxury handbags to fund a lavish lifestyle is to have £37,000 of her personal possessions sold online.

Police will be selling off Sophie Ingram’s designer shoes, clothing and other valuables on eBay, after a judge ordered her to hand over the goods – or face an extra year in prison.

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