WE will not tolerate shoplifting.
That is the message from police in Havant in the run-up to Christmas.
It comes as last year there were 18 reported incidents in five weeks before December 25.
Sergeant Ross Freemantle said: ‘We want to send out a clear message to any would-be thieves that we will be out and about keeping an eye on all the shops.
‘We will not tolerate shoplifting. It can have a big effect on shop takings which can in turn can effect people’s jobs.’
Hampshire police is putting on plain-clothed and high visibility patrols.