ACT Policing has arrested another 15 people as part of a blitz on shoplifting in the Canberra’s south in the past few weeks.
Officers from ACT Policing’s Crime Reduction Team, along with officers from Woden Police Station, identified and apprehended seven adults and eight juveniles.
Most of the items taken were food and Christmas merchandise from supermarkets.
Superintendent of Crime Reduction and Intelligence Cath Grassick said Canberra retailers and business owners experience a significant theft problem, especially this time of year and ACT Policing will continue to work with retailers to apprehend those responsible.
During the operation so far, 38 people have been arrested for minor theft and one person was apprehended for trespassing after failing to comply with a banning notice.
“I want to remind people that shoplifting is a crime and the community will not tolerate anyone thinking stealing is acceptable”, said Superintendent Grassick.
ACT Policing provides a free service to local businesses, offering information on how to protect your business from crime. To speak to one of our ACT Policing Business Liaison Officers, contact (02) 6256 7777.
If you have any information in relation to people shoplifting in your area, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.