Gorleston shoplifting campaign pays dividends
Anthony CarrollA police crackdown on shoplifting in Gorleston has resulted in nine people being banned from the town's stores.Anthony Carroll
A police crackdown on shoplifting in Gorleston has resulted in nine people being banned from the town's stores.
The bans follow increased patrols from the town's safer neighbourhood team in the wake of the success of a Christmas anti-shoplifting campaign.
Since the operation began, the number of shoplifting incidents has reduced and nine people have been issued with exclusion notices from the Gorleston Retail Partnership.
Last month there were two offences of shoplifting reported compared to five in December and four in November.
You may also want to watch:
Throughout the operation, which relied heavily on CCTV, seven people have also been charged or dealt with in others way for shoplifting.
Insp Richard Graveling said: 'CCTV continues to play a key role in identifying offenders and it is hoped further offences will be detected as a result of these good images.
- 1 Up and coming Norwich musician reaches number 13 in UK charts
- 2 Norwich hairdresser, former boxer and bodybuilder, dies from Covid
- 3 The secrets and scandals of a former Norwich hotel
- 4 Norwich Debenhams looks doomed as Boohoo to buy brand
- 5 Drink driver arrested after crashing into two trees in Norwich
- 6 'A little bit of hope' - Care home manager look back on last 10 months
- 7 Drink-driver caught on flyover after police spot 'worrying' driving
- 8 Can you rehome this Terrier who has spent nine years at animal sanctuary?
- 9 Centre takes action after IT failure causes long queues for Covid jab
- 10 Cycling trail among ideas for new country park
'I would like to remind people that we will continue to take firm action against anyone caught shoplifting in Gorleston.'