CCTV and the Police have been praised after a quick arrest of a woman following a shoplifting incident at a Burnham-On-Sea local store. Over £200 of make-up products and fragrances were taken from the High Street Store around mid-day. The store was able to alert the CCTV operating team immediately to report the offence, which also alerted other Radio Link members which include the Police.
The Assistant Manager of the store involved stated,
"It was our first day of using Burnham's radio link and we put the message out immediately after realising the woman had been shoplifting."
"The CCTV operators at Sedgemoor District Council were notified and were able to track the woman getting into a vehicle. Burnham Police were able to identify the vehicle, track her down locally and arrest her. We were very impressed with the quick work of CCTV and the Police in arresting the person."
A Police spokesperson confirmed to the local Newspaper:
"A woman was arrested and evidence that supports the prosecution was seized, along with a small quantity of drugs."
The radio link system, a tool in helping to tackle, detect and prevent crime and disorder.