Shoplifters stealing for need, not profit, says police chief

Halstead Gazette: Shoplifters stealing for need, not profit, says police chief Shoplifters stealing for need, not profit, says police chief

Shoplifters are stealing for need rather than profit in Essex.

There were 27 shoplifting offences reported every day in the county between April and December last year - or 7,263.

This was up more than 800 - or 13.2 per cent - on the previous year.

Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh said: “There has been a rise in food and household items being stolen.”

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1:15pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

well then it high time your own country did more to help its own people if this is the case either way it is not acceptable as the rest of us have to pay for it one way or another
well then it high time your own country did more to help its own people if this is the case either way it is not acceptable as the rest of us have to pay for it one way or another Bhudeeka
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10:48am Thu 13 Mar 14

keith_l says...

Perhaps if they didn't spend their money on fags, expensive coffees, designer clothes and shoes and Apple products, then they would be able to afford to buy the essentials?
Perhaps if they didn't spend their money on fags, expensive coffees, designer clothes and shoes and Apple products, then they would be able to afford to buy the essentials? keith_l
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10:51am Sun 16 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

A somewhat deeply thought provoking ‘finger wagging’ from Bhudeeka.

She lectures ‘us as a country’ to do more to ‘help our own people’ because (as she says in her own words) ‘the rest of us have to pay for it one way or another’.

That begs a couple of natural questions. Just who is she? And indeed who are what she refers to as the ‘rest of us’ who are so adversely affected by the policies we UK citizens choose to implement in our own country?

If - as /@|_|@\ so often alludes to the likelihood of - Bhudeeka hails from a ‘far away’ place that is the grateful recipient of vast amounts of UK financial aid, then perhaps she might be minded to ‘do her bit as a grateful guest’ and implore her own county to cut back on the amount of cash it accepts from us so that we, back here in the hard pressed motherland can do a bit more to help our own people who it seems are now so distressed as to have to resort to thievery just to survive.


No that’s not an unreasonable request is it?
A somewhat deeply thought provoking ‘finger wagging’ from Bhudeeka. She lectures ‘us as a country’ to do more to ‘help our own people’ because (as she says in her own words) ‘the rest of us have to pay for it one way or another’. That begs a couple of natural questions. Just who is she? And indeed who are what she refers to as the ‘rest of us’ who are so adversely affected by the policies we UK citizens choose to implement in our own country? If - as /@|_|@\ so often alludes to the likelihood of - Bhudeeka hails from a ‘far away’ place that is the grateful recipient of vast amounts of UK financial aid, then perhaps she might be minded to ‘do her bit as a grateful guest’ and implore her own county to cut back on the amount of cash it accepts from us so that we, back here in the hard pressed motherland can do a bit more to help our own people who it seems are now so distressed as to have to resort to thievery just to survive. No that’s not an unreasonable request is it? OMPITA [Intl]
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