Shoplifting Levels At Five-Year High

Wednesday, 24th May 2017 at 12:37pm

The Daily Star reports that gangs of thieves have cashed in on police cuts to put shoplifting at a five-year high, with retailers saying that crooks are becoming ever more brazen.

With thieves walking out of shops with trolleys full of stolen goods, store chiefs believe shoplifters think they are unlikely to be arrested and that their confidence has also fuelled violence against staff.

The British Retail Consortium said organised gangs stole goods such as alcohol and DVDs in bulk whilst also targeting designer clothing, handbags and electrical goods.

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