Gosport man, 20, arrested after police are alerted to series of shoplifting incidents in the town centre

A GOSPORT man has been arrested on suspicion of four counts of shoplifting and a public order offence.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 10:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 3:32 pm

The man, aged 20, was arrested in the town centre this morning.

Just after 9.45am, officers were called to Waitrose on Stoke Road to reports of a man acting suspiciously in the store.

Gosport Police tweeted that the arrest followed ‘great work’ from the control room, CCTV operators, and response and patrol.

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At 10.06 this morning, the account tweeted: ‘The male is now on his way to Portsmouth to be booked into our B&B.’

The shoplifting incidents occurred this morning and over recent weeks.

On June 29, goods were stolen from the Stoke Road Waitrose, and from Poundland on the High Street.

Around £60 worth of goods were stolen from Poundland in Whiteley Shopping Centre on June 21, and around £90 worth of goods were stolen from the same shop on May 30.

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