As demonstrated in previous years, some people like to use the festive season as a time to steal items from shops in order to make a few extra quid, costing the retail market hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Here in Wells, the local Neighbourhood team are committed to protecting all stores, staff and customers from such thefts.
With the trying Covid -19 times, businesses need our support more than ever as we adapt to a new reality.
Wells NPT will be looking to engage with local stores to provide advice and guidance on how best to protect themselves from shoplifters.
Alongside regular high visibility patrols, local officers will also be looking to conduct random ‘days of action’ in which plain clothed officers will be around the stores to prevent and arrest person(s) seen to be shoplifting.