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Police issue CCTV images in connection with shop theft in the Amber Valley

Posted on 7th August 2014

Police have released 12 CCTV images in connection with a number of shop theft offences in the Amber Valley.

The incidents have taken place between March and July 2014 at stores in Alfreton, Belper, Ripley, Somercotes, Heanor and Langley Mill.

Items such as alcohol, food, cosmetics, electrical equipment and also cash have been stolen.

Sgt. Dave Harrison, of the Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership, said: “We have had a good response from the public on previous occasions when we have released images like this, and would appeal for help to identify these people, so that we can speak to them with regards to our enquiries into various shoplifting and retail related offences around the Amber Valley.

“Derbyshire police and the Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership are continuing to work together to target this type of crime, which can be a significant cost to the local economy.”

Sgt. Harrison added: “Shoplifting has risen in the Amber Valley over the last few months of this financial year by 16 per cent, compared to the same period last year, and we want to put a stop to this trend.

“Amber Valley Shop Watch scheme is getting well established, with many business now members, and those arrested for shoplifting may not only face a criminal prosecution but also an Amber Valley Shop Watch six-month ban, from more than 60 shops across the Amber Valley area.”

Anyone with information on any of the people in the CCTV images should contact Derbyshire police on 101, and quote the reference number shown on the image. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Retailers can find out more about, and sign up for, the Amber Valley Shop Watch scheme by contacting Sgt. Dave Harrison or Claire Bestwick of the Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership on 01773 841652 or email

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