Posted on 7th June 2017
Our officers from the Derby City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team have arrested two Nottingham women for suspected shoplifting in Derby City Centre.
Last week, on Friday, June 2, officers from the team were called to the Cath Kidston store at intu Derby after staff at the shop detained one of two women on suspicion of theft from the store and then recognised them as suspects from a previous theft the week before. The other woman left the store before she could be detained.
Later that evening, two addresses in the St Ann’s area of Nottingham were searched, a large quantity of goods still bearing price tags and several thousands of pounds of cash, was seized by the searching officers and the other suspect was arrested.
The two women, a 51 year-old from Ransom Road, Nottingham and a 37 year-old from Cromer Road, Nottingham have both been interviewed for alleged theft and money laundering offences and released under investigation.
Inspector Becky Webster, who is in charge of policing in the city centre, said: “We are pleased with the arrests and the recovery of a large amount of suspected stolen goods. The officers worked with store staff and security officers at intu Derby to enable us to identify addresses for the suspects that we were then able to search.
“We work closely with businesses in Derby to ensure that Derby is a safe place to work and visit and these arrests show that we will not tolerate those who want to visit the city to commit crime.”
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