Nicking’s a store point
SHOPLIFTING is costing corner shops £2.5million a week as thieving soars to record levels.
One desperate shopkeeper in Coventry fitted chains and alarm bells to his fridges after the same thief took 32 packs of bacon and 20 packs of cheese.
Reports of shoplifting in England and Wales rose by 5 per cent to 349,296 last year, costing £131million.
The average store lost £2,605, the Association of Convenience Stores said.
It claimed organised crime gangs often steal goods to order and added. “Businesses have seen their theft levels double.”