Throughout the month of April, 2013, police in Rotherham have received reports of one hundred and sixty-one shoplifting offences across the borough. These incidents equate to a total amount of £16,500 stolen from retailers in Rotherham.
The top three products are food, alcohol and cosmetics, followed closely by clothing and electrical items. There were 56 incidents of stolen food, 35 thefts of alcohol and 19 thefts of cosmetics.
Officers have successfully dealt with 78 of the one hundred and sixty-one shoplifting offences and charged 42 people with 49 of the offences.