Officers investigating a shoplifting offence in Wimborne are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward – with CCTV images of two suspects being released.
The offence happened at the Waitrose store, Rowlands Hill, on Monday 9 February 2015 at around 6.20pm.
A man and a woman entered the store and looked around the wine and spirits aisle. The woman selected a number of bottles of sprits and placed them in her shoulder bag. The man paid for a separate item before they left the store together, without making any attempt to pay for the bottles in the woman’s bag.
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 email@example.com quoting serial 1217 of 17/11, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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:
A police officer has been charged with shoplifting.
Roger Toms, 41, a police constable based at Reigate in Surrey, is charged with stealing £153.56 worth of groceries from the Tesco store in Hazelwick Avenue in Crawley.
He has been bailed to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on 9 May
The on the spot justice system will mean shoplifters will be arrested, appear before magistrates and can even be sentenced without leaving the shopping centre, saving police and court staff time and money.
Bluewater has video links to five courts and is being rolled out after a successful two month trial.
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.