Police radio link to tackle rise in thefts
HORNSEA: Shops may be given a radio link to police after a rise in thefts.
Humberside Police are considering setting up a Shop Watch scheme for the town after the spike in shoplifting.
Officers are also planning to visit every shop in the town to offer crime prevention advice. The North Holderness neighbourhood policing team made tackling theft a priority after six crimes in November.
However, there was only one theft in December and two in January.
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A spokesman for the team said: "It would appear that the sharp rise in shop thefts recorded in November was just a temporary blip and, fortunately, not the start of a trend.
"This will remain a priority for the time being and we will look to visit all retail outlets regularly to offer crime prevention advice and provide the reassurance of a visible uniformed presence.
"We will also look into the possibility of setting up a Shop Watch scheme."
The scheme sees retailers given radios linking them to other stores and police, enabling them to share intelligence about thieves.