“Ban The Word Shoplifting” Says Thief-Plagued Shop Boss

Tuesday, 1st December 2015 at 5:18pm

A trader plagued by thieves is launching an online petition – to have the word ‘shoplifting’ banned, according to Cambridge News.

Neil Mackay, who has had electrical equipment and other stock stolen from his shop, believes the crime is not taken seriously enough.

He is calling on organisations and individuals to stop using the word ‘shoplifting’, and subsititute ‘shop theft’ instead.

Mr Mackay said: “The words shoplifting and shoplifter have become so demeaned in the public perception. It is regarded as low level crime. The police call it a ‘misdemeanour’ and regard it as low priority.

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