Three arrested in swoop on shoplift gang

THREE people have been arrested and several hundred pounds worth of goods have been recovered after they were stolen from a shop in Enniskillen.
On Monday, alert staff in a shop spotted some suspicious activity and rang the police who responded and working with town centre CCTV, three suspects were quickly arrested and several hundred pounds worth of goods recovered.
The PSNI released pictures of the stolen items to alert other businesses in the county.
A spokesman for the police warned,
“A foil bag was placed inside a larger shopping bag in an effort to fool the security scanners in the shops by preventing the tags alerting staff to goods being stolen.
“If you see something suspicious, please don’t ignore it. After all it could be your goods they are stealing! A special mention to the staff who started the whole thing off by spotting something wasn’t right and ringing it in.”
The offence in Enniskillen comes just two weeks after a similar incident occurred in Lisnaskea, but it is unsure whether these offences are linked.
Last week the Herald reported that business in Lisnaskea were praised for their vigilance as they helped police catch a shop lifting gang who had stolen from charity shops.
A number of shops in Lisnaskea were targeted by the gang on Wednesday, October 3rd but once businesses became aware of the actions, they notified police, and the gang were caught.
As a result, a number of the items have been recovered that were taken from several shops.
Charity shops were among the stores that were hit by the gang, and police in Lisnaskea have thanked the businesses for their help in catching the shop lifters.
Police have appealed for anyone with any information to get in touch by ringing 101.

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