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.
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.”