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Shoplifting Crackdown Hits Barnsley

Friday August 24 2012

Cardboard cut outs of police officers are being used to deter shoplifters. Cardboard cut outs of police officers are being used to deter shoplifters.

A CRACKDOWN on shoplifting in Barnsley has seen police use automatic number plate recognition to track down the borough's worst offenders.

The day of action in Barnsley has seen the police focus on vehicles that are known to be linked to retail crime.

Crime reduction officers have also been speaking to staff at shops across the borough to prepare them on how to deal with persistent offenders.

And cardboard cut outs of police officers have been placed in shops - like Primark, B&Q, Asda, Tesco, Budgens and the Co-op in a bid to deter thieves.

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Reply Posted by greenginger on Friday August 24 2012 at 21:01
@king louis I think you are moaning about the use of ANPR. It is a fantastic system and should be used everywhere. As should CCTV and DNA. Only guilty people have to worry about the use of them.

Reply Posted by Fish & Chips on Friday August 24 2012 at 22:21
ANPR cameras are all over Barnsley already -- for instance take a look on the road from alhambra roundabout leading to Kendry, there are 4 ANPR cameras on that road alone

Reply Posted by john o on Sunday August 26 2012 at 12:37
true, and same camera caught my friend naughtily throwing a piece of chewing gum out of car window...2 days later she got a fine!