Shoplifting crackdown

Oxley Police have arrested and charged a number of people in an operation targeting shoplifting in Tamworth, NSW.

Operation Boost, which ran from Thursday 7 March to Saturday 9 March 2013, consisted of officers from the Oxley Target Action Group (TAG).

The operation focused on shoplifting and stealing from retail stores in Tamworth, and police were assisted by Loss Prevention Officers from some of the stores.

Officers spoke to a large number of people over the three days resulting in a number of cautions, criminal infringement notices and court attendance notices being issued.

Investigators will allege on Saturday 9 March 2013, a woman and two men entered a retail store on Peel Street Tamworth and filled two trolleys full of goods, including clothing and kitchenware.

They then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. Police arrested the woman and one of the men at the front of the store, while the second man fled.

He was arrested a short distance away.

The group were each charged with shoplifting and were granted conditional bail to appear in Tamworth Local Court on Monday 25 March 2013.

The results of the operation included one juvenile warning, five juvenile cautions, six criminal infringement notices (stealing), four court attendance notices (stealing), and, five people arrested and charged (shoplifting).



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