Make-up worth more than £3k stolen from Boots in Halesworth



High-end make-up worth more than £3,000 has been stolen during three thefts from the same Suffolk shop – despite police issuing advice about the placement of expensive merchandise.

PCSO Shaquille Goldsmith told Halesworth Town Council that items worth £3,099 had been taken from a store in Market Place, which has since been confirmed as Boots, since January.

Mr Goldsmith said the offenders were also carrying out similar thefts from its branches in Bungay and Diss.

“We are working with the store to try and help rectify this,” he added.

“I had to ring up head office and tell them their staff were having a big issue.”

At the meeting, members of the public asked the PCSO why the store did not move its expensive items closer to staff so that they were more difficult to steal, as had been advised.

“The staff want to do that,” Mr Goldsmith said. “But head office don’t listen.

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“I told them they are dealing with lots and lots of crime from the same store.”

Suffolk Constabulary said it has been working with the store to catch the suspected thieves and officers have also been offering crime reduction advice.

Boots was unable to provide a response.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.