Category Archives: Shoplifting

‘Apprentice’ Star Attacked By Shoplifter

As reported on The Star website, Frances Bishop who starred in the 2016 series of The Apprentice has called for tougher sentencing for shoplifters after being attacked in her own store.

Frances Bishop was working at the store in Waterdale Shopping Centre when she was assaulted by a man who was furtively placing two outfits into a large bag.

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Call Parents, Not Police!

Mail Online reports that a security officer claims that he was told by Devon & Cornwall police that retailers should call shoplifters’ parents, not the police, as the force will not respond unless the value stolen is over £200.

The security worker – who wishes to remain anonymous – said, “Police are no longer going to attend shoplifting arrests in stores.

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Thief ‘Preyed’ On Employer

According to the Telegraph & Argus website, a Finance Director “preyed on” her employers to steal over £600,000, giving more than half to a “romance fraudster”.

Ilyiea Ali – jailed for 30 months – took money from Information Security Forum Ltd (ISF) from an internal account that was used for payroll purposes.

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‘Detain Thieves Yourselves’ Advice

As reported on the The Express website, police have sparked outrage after suggesting shop workers could detain thieves themselves with a “citizen’s arrest”.

This had lead to accusations that they are asking other people to do their jobs for them, putting shop owners and staff at risk.

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Shop Owner Shames Shoplifters

As reported in The Mirror, a sweet shop owner in Bournemouth has put up posters of suspected shoplifters in his window.

John Keppie blew up images taken from CCTV cameras and stuck the them in the window with the word ‘THIEF’ printed above each image in large capital letters.

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Instagram Thief Posted Shoplifting Videos

According to The Sun, a thief gained 18,000 fans on Instagram by posting videos of himself shoplifting.

In one video, the man calmly enters an Iceland store before he quickly snatches a huge box of what looks like Diet Coke, and darts out of the store.

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