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Shoplifter’s order wish list for customers recovered by police

Press Association logoPress Association 06/12/2018 By Rod Minchin, Press Association
The shopping list was recovered from the shoplifter's bag at a Debenhams store © Getty The shopping list was recovered from the shoplifter's bag at a Debenhams store

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Police have recovered a shoplifter’s shopping list of goods to steal for customers.

The wish list was recovered from the handbag of the known shoplifter in Swindon town centre after security guards attempted to stop her stealing from Debenhams.

The thief escaped and remains at large but police believe she was stealing to order in time for Christmas.

One customer, called “Colleen”, wanted girls’ clothes aged five to six, a men’s medium grey coat and lamb chops/steaks.

Another pair of associates, known as “Tall P and Tasha”, were after Gucci perfumes while “Jimmy” wanted medium and large tracksuits, men’s trainers in sizes 7, 9 and 10 and aftershave.

a close up of text on a whiteboard: A shoplifter’s shopping list of goods to steal for customers (Wiltshire Police/PA) © Provided by The Press Association A shoplifter’s shopping list of goods to steal for customers (Wiltshire Police/PA)

Other items listed to be stolen included a Dyson hairdryer, an Oral B electric toothbrush, “luxury pillows” and Yankee candles.

Pc Paul Bezzant, of Wiltshire Police, said: “These lists are obviously for people who have ordered goods to be stolen.

“They feature names or nicknames of recipients along with the places where they hangout or have agreed to meet the thief.

a close up of text on a white background: Police believe the woman was stealing to order in time for Christmas(Wiltshire Police/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Police believe the woman was stealing to order in time for Christmas(Wiltshire Police/PA)

“Our message to anyone considering stealing for themselves or others is that the consequences of receiving or handling stolen goods are serious – potentially you could go to prison.

“We are aware of this problem in Swindon and are working with our partners to stamp this out.

“This includes us engaging with licensed premises – places where people often choose to meet to exchange money for stolen goods – through the Pubwatch scheme.”

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