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Stores beef up security as shoplifting rises in Colchester
STORES in Colchester have stepped up security after a rise in shoplifting in the town.
Colchester’s police chief told councillors at a crime and disorder committee this week shop theft had risen in the past year, but added the rise was partly down to improved detection rates by shop staff.
Chief Insp Richard Phillibrown, district commander for Colchester, also said food and clothing thefts were on the up suggesting people may be turning to crime as they find themselves struggling financially.
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