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Update: Shoplifter still on the run after police search fails to find him in Ipswich

18:56 08 June 2014

A police helicopter was used in the search for the man

A police helicopter was used in the search for the man

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A man wanted in connection with shoplifting offences escaped detection from the police helicopter in a search in Ipswich.

The police helicopter from Wattisham Airfield was launched shortly after 11.10am when the Ipswich man was seen in Ulster Avenue.

He ran through gardens and a basketball court in the Norwich Road area before police lost track of him and called off the search at around 11.30am, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

He said: “He is known to local officers and is wanted in connection to allegations of shoplifting in Ipswich.

“The police helicopter failed to find him.”

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  • Helicopter called out to a shoplifter...!!! What happened to the mantra " we need to save money". Wouldn't be so bad if when caught the shoplifter went to prison?

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    waspie

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