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Woman shoplifts hundreds of pounds worth of goods

Police want to speak to this woman over a series of shoplifting incidents at stores in Crowborough. Credit: Sussex Police

Police want to speak to her over a series of shoplifting incidents at stores in Crowborough.

At about 3pm on 7 November a woman was seen stealing 11 black rectangular Ted Baker fragrance sets worth £176 from Boots in High Street, Crowborough.

At 4.30pm on 27 November the same woman was recorded on CCTV leaving The Original Factory Shop in the Fernbank Shopping Centre in the town with eight hooded tops worth £280.

On 27 November she was again filmed at Boots in High Street, this time taking two Ted Baker eau de toilette gift sets, four Ted Baker wash bag sets, three For Her fragrance sets and a One Direction fragrance set, worth a total of £178.

In each case the items were put into an orange Superdry bag before the woman left the shop without paying for them.

Anyone with information should email quoting serial 1217 of 17/11, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Security guard assaulted after chasing shoplifter

Officers are appealing for information after a supermarket worker was assaulted as he tried to stop a suspected shoplifter in Canterbury.

It happened on 30th June at around 10:15pm after three people ran away from Sainsbury's in Kingsmead Road.

One of the security staff chased a suspect and found him hiding in bushes.

As he tried to detain him, the suspect ran off along the River Stour.

The security guard eventually caught him but the man struck him in the stomach, leaving him with a 10cm cut.

He then ran off in the direction of Stonebridge Road.

Kent Police Constable Jim Roberts, from the Canterbury Local District Policing Team, said:

The main offender is described as being a man around 6ft tall, with short brown hair and a scar above his eye. He was wearing a black zip-up jacket, a black T-shirt with a skull and crossbones motif on the front, black jogging bottoms and black trainers.

The other two people were a second man, 6ft tall and of stocky build, wearing a black top with the hood up and navy blue jeans; and a woman wearing a grey cardigan, grey T-shirt, navy blue jeans and brown sandals. She was carrying a shopping bag.’

– Constable Jim Roberts


Police officer arrested on suspicion of shoplifting

A senior police officer from Kent has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from a supermarket.

Superintendent Rachel Adams has been suspended from her duties as area commander at Medway police station.

She's been released on bail until the eleventh of October.

Superintendent Rachel Adams Credit: Kent Police