Shoplifters’ Number Plates Targeted

Thursday, 27th November 2014 at 11:35am

The Daily Mail reports that prolific shoplifters are being tracked by road cameras to stop them stealing in the build up to Christmas.

Police are using automatic number plate recognition to crack down on thieves at a time of when retailers see an annual boom in shoplifting.

The technology has been used to keep shoplifters away from busy shopping centres in Durham – teams of police carried out the operation in the city’s Arnison Shopping Centre, Belmont Retail Park, Dragonville Retail Park and on patrol in the city centre this week.

Shoplifting and fraud over the Christmas period costs British retailers more than £1billion, as thieves head out to steal presents, food and alcohol.

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