Hertfordshire police have caught four suspected shoplifters in just three days in St Albans.

Between Monday (February 19) and yesterday (Wednesday, February 21) individuals were "dealt with" following alleged offences at TK Maxx, Co-op and M&S.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: "On Monday we dealt with a shoplifter in TK Maxx who tried running away, however was caught and dealt with by police.

"Tuesday we dealt with a shoplifter from M&S who was stopped by security before police arrived.

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"Lastly, today (Wednesday) we stopped two (suspected) prolific shoplifters from Co-Op who were both arrested and taken to custody.

"They will both be interviewed regarding the offence.

"Each (alleged) offender has been dealt with criminally by police.

"Shoplifting is a high priority and will always be dealt with robustly."


Crimes can be reported to Hertfordshire police online at www.herts.police.uk/ro/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101.

Hertfordshire police's web chat function can be used by visiting herts.police.uk/contact.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.