Nature of shoplifting changing in Cambridgeshire
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CAMBRIDGESHIRE’S shoplifters are more likely to steal cheese and bread than high value goods, a Fenland Police Chief said.
Inspector Robin Sissons appeared on Chris Mann’s BBC Radio Cambridgeshire show to talk about shoplifting in Wisbech.
When asked whether shoplifting was solely a Wisbech problem, Insp Sissons said the problem was widespread throughout the whole of the county.
He said: “Certainly in Cambridgeshire we’ve seen an increase in shoplifting overall. And we’ve seen the type of offence changing as well.
“Where before it’s traditionally high value goods, at the moment we’re seeing that actually people are stealing food items like cheese and bread.
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“A lot of value goods have gone down. I think it’s a national thing at the moment, whilst the economy is in the situation it is.”
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