Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Police Release CCTV Stills as Shoplifters Are Hunted Down

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Police Release CCTV Stills as Shoplifters Are Hunted Down

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Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk

DO you know these faces? Police investigating a number of thefts from Newcastle shops are ask-ask ing for help to identify the people they need to speak to.

Those pictured were all caught on CCTV in the city.

Supt Bruce Storey, from Northumbria Police's, Newcastle Area Command, said: "A crackdown on thieves was taking place in Newcastle city centre during the run-up to Christmas and this will continue to ensure it remains a safe place for people to shop, work and enjoy themselves.

"Almost 75% of all shoplifting offences in the city centre are detected and for those that aren't we will release CCTV images to the public in an effort to trace those who can help with our inquiries.

"The message is clear - if you steal the likelihood is you will get caught. I'd appeal for anyone who recognises those people in the images to get in touch with police as soon as possible."

The CCTV has been released as part of Northumbria Police's ongoing Operation Soundwave campaign. …

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