Police in Wrexham have adopted a "zero-tolerance" approach to repeat shoplifters.

In a bulletin released on Wednesday morning, Wrexham town Inspector Luke Hughes updated members of the public on some recent matters:


Anti-social behaviour

The neighbourhood police team is undertaking some work around anti-social behaviour which occurred yesterday at a large shop on the Border retail park.

Insp Hughes said: "It is apparent a number of youths enter(ed), causing damage and a general nuisance - very frustrating when officers are trying to deal with more serious matters.

"Home visits will be conducted with parents and relevant referrals made as required."

Anyone who has information about the incident can contact police on 101 with the reference  22000411604.

The Leader: Border Retail Park (Image: Google)Border Retail Park (Image: Google)

Theft from elderly person

Officers have been prioritising the welfare of an elderly member of the public this morning who police have concerns is "being exploited, subjected to a series of thefts and may be struggling financially as a result".

Insp Hughes said: "We will ensure a full wrap around is conducted with the neighbourhood team as well as appropriate referrals to partners.

"If we identify a suspect I can assure you we will be quick to act."

Anyone who has information about this incident can call police on 101 with reference 22000411078.

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Zero tolerance to repeat shoplifting

Insp Hughes said two shopliftings involving "repeat offenders" took place yesterday.

Hecontinued: "A zero tolerance approach is now being taken with individuals who come to our attention on a number of occasions.

"We will always consider the influencing factors such as  drugs , alcohol etc and try to get them help, however we are prioritising the impact that they cause to local retailers and many are well past their second chance.

"Arrest, charge and remand is my position at present – CBO`s (criminal behaviour orders) are also being used to reduce future offending.

"We have a fantastic team of officers collating these matters including PC Tom Norton and PC Andy Jones who are lurking in the retail parks at present with a wanted list."

Insp Hughes added that overall in Wrexham currently, crime is steady and anti-social behaviour is down.