Police Won’t Chase ‘Low Value’ ThievesSaturday, 11th March 2017 at 4:22pm
According to The Telegraph, police in a Berkshire town have said they will not send out officers to deal with shoplifters who steal goods worth less than £100.
Thames Valley Police officers told residents of Hungerford that austerity cuts meant the response to crimes would now need to be prioritised.
Sgt Holly Nicholls said complaints would be dealt with under a system to prioritise calls, adding, “For example, we wouldn’t necessarily deal with shopliftings of under £100 now. Our main priorities are violence against the person, burglaries, theft from motor vehicles and so on.”
Shopkeepers in the town of 6,000 people have now complained it could become a magnet for thieves.
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