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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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