A gang of school kid shoplifters are being sought as part of a crackdown after there were almost 200 crimes in Southend in two months.
Southend Business Improvement District (BID) street rangers and Southend’s community policing team have launched a new initiative against thieves after 192 reports of shoplifting in the last eight weeks.
According to BID’s minutes of their latest retail crime meeting, there has been a noticeable “spike in school children and college students shoplifting”.The schoolkids should be easy to identify. They wear their uniforms. Just like when they cause train delays by forcing the doors, which they did on my Friday homeward commute..
Temporary Insp Ian Hughes, from the community policing team, will inform his team of certain uniforms to be on the look out for.Why not go into the schools where these 'certain uniforms' are worn, and tell the management what their little darlings are getting up to on the way home?