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Shoplifters stealing for need, not profit, says police chief
11:02am Wednesday 12th March 2014 in News
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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