Thousands of pounds of stolen goods recovered from shop in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

Thousands of pounds of stolen goods recovered from shop in Coventry

Coventry Editorial 17th May, 2024   0

STOLEN goods worth between £4,000 and £5,000 have been recovered at a shop in Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry.

An operation was carried out on Monday by the Foleshill Neighbourhood Team, working with trading standards.

They visited the shop and seized items including a large amount of stolen coffee, deodorant, medicine, chocolate and washing powder.

A 50-year-old man was due to be voluntarily interviewed in due course while enquiries continue.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “We fully understand the impact and frustration of shoplifting on businesses of all sizes – it’s a crime which can affect livelihoods.

“The items are all thought to have been stolen from a number of shops in the city before being sold to the shop at a later date.”

The force said as part of the more local policing model, teams across investigations, neighbourhood and response were now working closer together to prevent and tackle crimes which impacted communities.

“Using local officer knowledge and working with store security, we are able to identify suspects, and any emerging trends or hotspots quicker.”

They added regular high visibility patrols in shopping area had been stepped up, along with other activities to catch the culprits.


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