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Police Release CCTV Images To Tackle Rise In Retail Crime

Friday March 22 2013

SOUTH Yorkshire Police has released CCTV images of suspected shoplifters as part of efforts to tackle a rise in retail crime.

There was a slight increase of ten per cent in shoplifting offences across South Yorkshire in February this year, compared to February of last year.

During February, 859 shoplifting offences were recorded with 126 in Barnsley.

Chief Inspector Gwyn Thomas, leading the clamp down on retail crime, said: "Police in Barnsley are not taking any chances and want to make sure this shoplifting continues to fall."

Police in Barnsley would like to speak to the people shown in the CCTV stills as part of investigations into alleged shoplifting offences.

Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Reply Posted by AnnieD on Friday March 22 2013 at 11:48
Good! Shoplifting drives up the cost for the rest of us, and I'm tired of financing other people's lives. Name 'em and Shame 'em.

Reply Posted by Sue on Friday March 22 2013 at 12:00
I'm sure more and more people will turn to shoplifting and crime to support there family's as this bed room tax and universal credits come into force , wrong has it is

Reply Posted by Fred on Saturday March 23 2013 at 17:09
So you think it's ok to rob, to pay for bedrooms that you don't need in a house that's not yours! Theses people should get a job, and try providing for themselves legally like most if us do !

Reply Posted by Deana on Monday March 25 2013 at 16:03
Fred, there are other papers than the Daily Mail.If you opened your mind and read one you'd know that the bedroom tax hits working people too, and disabled people who need carers, and divorcees needing rooms for their children. Still, nothing for you to worry your bigoted little head about.

Reply Posted by Brian on Friday March 22 2013 at 14:18
'wedge' Grow up. You need to be educated. Get youself enrolled on some basic courses and try and make something of yourself. Education enriches life and opens doors to a wide range of opportunities. With your outlook your life is destined to be dull, drab and completely meaningless. Do something about it now.

Reply Posted by Bill on Friday March 22 2013 at 17:43
Name and shame em.
Lock em up then chop their thieving hands off.

Reply Posted by pru on Monday March 25 2013 at 15:37
What do they expect government are robbing us blind its only gonna get worse.how come government don't get punished for robbing us.

Reply Posted by julie on Monday March 25 2013 at 16:33
these pictures are no good - if the shoplifters only have this technology to worry about then they will continue to rob places - no one will be able make out any of the 3 piccies to ensure a conviction -

Reply Posted by Nick on Monday March 25 2013 at 16:36
The goverment aren't robbing us, they're just trying to clear up the mess left by the previous Labour goverment. :)

Reply Posted by Dave on Monday March 25 2013 at 17:41
Typical tory uneducated, mindless rhetoric.

Reply Posted by stevo on Saturday March 30 2013 at 11:49
Nick,you talk absolute CRAP!

This country was ruined by Thatcher because she failed to get a grip on the steelworkers and miners.
The shift from manufacturing to the service industry by the tories was the biggest fail in the history of our country.
The seed was sown in the late 70's and early 80's so don't be giving up the "labour got us in this mess" garbage!
What has Gideon actually achieved?
More borrowing,more unemployment, stealth taxes the likes of we have never seen,back door privatisation of our greatest asset - NHS and more importantly tax cuts for millionaires!
The normal working man and woman have paid more than their fare share of taxes,its time the rich bear the majority of the burden and rightly so.
I read some of your comments and it is evidently clear you are a Tory who quite frankly doesn't have a clue about the real world.
The tories are going to get their ar*es kicked at the next general election and for this Mr Tory lover - I CAN NOT WAIT!

Reply Posted by Nick on Monday March 25 2013 at 17:51
Awe, whats up Dave does the truth hurt? :)

Reply Posted by Dave on Monday March 25 2013 at 18:09
It would do if it were true. But it's not. So it doesn't.

Reply Posted by Dawn on Monday March 25 2013 at 18:23
What's with the insults dave? Grow up!

Back on topic. I hope the catch the thieving scum.

Reply Posted by Dave on Tuesday March 26 2013 at 07:18
Who have I insulted and what insults have I used? Anybody capable of comprehension would realise that my comment in response to Nick was not about him but what he said.

Reply Posted by ang on Monday March 25 2013 at 21:49
How do we get to see thge other cctv pics I cn only c the one on this pg