Thursday, January 31, 2013
Exmouth’s traders have been working with police to curb shoplifting in the town, following an increase in the crime at the end of last year.
Exmouth police’s crime prevention advice to traders has proved successful in tackling shoplifters.
Officers teamed up with town centre traders following a recent increase in retail and purse thefts.
Town centre neighbourhood beat manager PC Amber Skey said crime levels had fallen since crime prevention was stepped up.
PC Skey said major retailer Boots has increased security at the store, with new security tagging barriers and additional CCTV cameras.
She said: “A while ago there was a small spate of shoplifting and we liaised with a lot of the main stores in the town and gave crime prevention advice and worked on ways to tackle it. Now it has reduced to levels that you would expect.
“Some stores, as a result, have put in additional preventative measures.”