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Shopwatch scheme in Shildon hailed a success as shoplifters arrested
11:24am Sunday 18th August 2013 in News
A SHOPWATCH scheme launched three weeks ago in Shildon has already helped to catch four shoplifters.
The current Shopwatch scheme replaces an old one which operated among the shops and business in the town.
The new programme went live on Friday, July 26, and covers 15 businesses in Shildon town centre.
Each shop has been given a radio so that they can warn each other of potential troublemakers and also alert the police to any issues.
This means the police can react instantly to any problems which arise and so they stand a better chance of catching thieves
The scheme is linked to a Shopwatch programme running in St Helens Auckland. This means retailers can monitor if troublemakers are moving between the two.
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