Police chief warning over shops crime

Darlington and Stockton Times: CRIME FIGHT: Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, second left, with PCSO Andy Cusick, Cex store manager Natalie Welsh and PC Chris Horner CRIME FIGHT: Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, second left, with PCSO Andy Cusick, Cex store manager Natalie Welsh and PC Chris Horner

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg got an insight into how second-hand shops combat criminal behaviour during a visit to Darlington.

Mr Hogg visited Cex, in the Queen Street shopping centre, on Friday to hear about the measures in place to reduce instances of people attempting to offload stolen goods.

Cex specialises in preowned computer games and DVDs and such stores can be a target for people who have shoplifted elsewhere and are looking for a quick profit.

Mr Hogg, the Durham and Darlington crime commissioner, said: “We are working closely with shops like Cex, under an initiative called Stop, to prevent people coming in and selling stolen goods.

“It is a good partnership between police and the retail sector.

“By this, we can detect crimes and deter people from stealing.”

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9:37pm Tue 10 Dec 13

NO EINSTEIN says...

PR PR PR PR, Disgusting
PR PR PR PR, Disgusting NO EINSTEIN

9:33am Wed 11 Dec 13

Homshaw1 says...

This is a poorly written story. How about a few statistics to show how well it is working. I would suspect there is a ready market for stolen goods without taking them to this type of outlet
This is a poorly written story. How about a few statistics to show how well it is working. I would suspect there is a ready market for stolen goods without taking them to this type of outlet Homshaw1

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