Police release pictures of alcohol theft suspects

Essex County Standard: Police release pictures of alcohol theft suspects Police release pictures of alcohol theft suspects

Police have released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the theft of alcohol from a supermarket.

Bottles of spirits were stolen from Sainsbury’s, in Tofts Walk, Braintree, on February 21.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pc Caroline Marsay at Witham police station on 101.

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9:44am Fri 14 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

It seems we are more interested in petty theft than we are people being assaulted on our streets whilst minding their own business!
It seems we are more interested in petty theft than we are people being assaulted on our streets whilst minding their own business! totallyfootball
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11:13am Fri 14 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

It seems that we are forever seeing pictures of people pinching alcohol and other 'attractive items' from supermarkets.

Why can't the supermarkets take more responsibility for looking after their stock in the first place?

Surely our hard pressed police resources could be better employed on solving other more serious crimes than chasing after petty pilferers of this nature.

The supermarkets do all they can to shove alcohol products and the like under the noes of the shopping public and encourage a desire to acquire the stuff - and they come running to us to provide police services after the event.

Yes, people who shoplift are thieves - no question about that - but if the stores don't take reasonable precautions against such theft then In my mind they are partially to blame. Perhaps they ought to be billed for part of the police service costs in chasing up occurrence of this nature which really should have been avoided in the first instance.

It seems to me that they are having their cake and eating it.
It seems that we are forever seeing pictures of people pinching alcohol and other 'attractive items' from supermarkets. Why can't the supermarkets take more responsibility for looking after their stock in the first place? Surely our hard pressed police resources could be better employed on solving other more serious crimes than chasing after petty pilferers of this nature. The supermarkets do all they can to shove alcohol products and the like under the noes of the shopping public and encourage a desire to acquire the stuff - and they come running to us [taxpayers] to provide police services after the event. Yes, people who shoplift are thieves - no question about that - but if the stores don't take reasonable precautions against such theft then In my mind they are partially to blame. Perhaps they ought to be billed for part of the police service costs in chasing up occurrence of this nature which really should have been avoided in the first instance. It seems to me that they are having their cake and eating it. OMPITA [Intl]
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