Police in Rotherham have received reports of one hundred and sixty-one shoplifting offences across the borough. These incidents equate to a total amount of £16,500 stolen from retailers in the town.
The top three products are food, alcohol and cosmetics, followed closely by clothing and electrical items. There were 56 incidents of stolen food, 35 thefts of alcohol and 19 thefts of cosmetics.
Officers have successfully dealt with 78 of the one hundred and sixty-one shoplifting offences and charged 42 people with 49 of the offences.
Shoplifting in Rotherham has risen by 28 per cent over the past year. The rise is being blamed on so-called desperation thefts with some people stealing to survive as the recession continues to take its toll. Martin Fisher reports.
Images have been released of two people after a things were stolen from a shop in Skipton.
On Friday 21 September a number of men's and women's clothing items were, valued at £150, were taken from Fat Face.
The man is described as 6ft 2in tall with a slim build and the woman is around 5ft 4in tall with dark brown hair. Both of them spoke with north east accents.
A second day of action in North East Lincolnshire, to tackle shop lifters, saw a further six people arrested and charged.
Yesterday saw a mixture of officers from investigation, neighbourhood policing and proactive teams, get involved in an operation to tackle shop theft.
The officers, who worked together, visited the homes of a number of suspects who were wanted as part of investigations into a series of shop theft
Harrogate police have released CCTV images of two suspected shoplifters. They were caught on camera in the R S Marsden Pharmacy, Leeds Road on April 30 and May 1.It is believed the suspects entered the store together, before taking several hundred pounds worth of cosmetics.
PC Janine Walker, of Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who recognises either of the people caught on camera and ask that they contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.
“I am also appealing directly to the couple caught on CCTV. If there has been a misunderstanding and they are not responsible for this theft, I ask them to contact the police immediately so that they can be eliminated from our enquiries.”