After a successful pilot scheme, we have continued the anti-shoplifting project in collaboration with TM-Eye and inStreatham BID. The project is helping to combat the problem of so called ‘low level’ crime on the high street by providing the chain stores and their employees with the resources required to help tackle the ongoing issue of shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.
Through the scheme – which uses undercover operatives and store led intel – banning notices are issued to prolific shoplifters and evidence collected to build prosecution cases against some specific individuals. This will eventually lead to them being issued with Criminal Behaviour Orders which will ban them from the area entirely. We hope we will continue to see a drop in shoplifting figures as a result.