Warning to shoplifters in Thetford

Ian Clarke Five teenagers were arrested as part of a crackdown on shoplifting in Thetford.The group aged between 13-15 years old were suspected of stealing �53 worth of cosmetics and were spotted by a store detective.

Ian Clarke

Five teenagers were arrested as part of a crackdown on shoplifting in Thetford.

The group aged between 13-15 years old were suspected of stealing �53 worth of cosmetics and were spotted by a store detective.

One of the teenagers also stole a pair of shoes.

They were issued with reprimands, which are formal police warnings given to young people who commit offences.

Thetford PCSO Sharon Caws said: “We are taking positive action to prevent shoplifting from occurring in the town by working closely with law abiding citizens and retailers.”

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Posters about the consequences of shoplifting have been distributed in the town centre.

Thetford also has a Shop Watch scheme, which uses a telecom system to communicate with shopkeepers, the police and Breckland CCTV control room, to alert each other about thieves and their location.

To speak to a member of Thetford Safer Neighbourhood Team call 0845 456 4567.