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Shopwatch scheme has been introduced in Yate which a number of local shops have signed up to. This scheme allows shop owners involved to share information about current shoplifters.

Shoplifters identified are then banned from the shops under the scheme. If they continue to commit offences Yate NPT will then consider using Anti-social Behaviour powers to address their criminal activity.

06/05/21 – Shopwatch is working well amongst local shops.



  • 2 May 2024

    After an incident in the shopping centre last week, a youth is now on police bail and another unrelated female has been told to stay away from the shops.

  • 4 April 2024

    We continue to work with Yate security and local retailers to target offenders.

  • 7 March 2024

    Business crime week is coming up and the Yate team will be visiting retailers in March 14th to offer crime prevention advice.

  • 8 February 2024

    Sainsbury local at ladden Gardens have now been added to the list of shops in the Scheme.

    One male has already been named as stealing from this store and will shortly be banned from the store.

  • 11 January 2024

    We continue to monitor this, and this week 2 more local offenders have been added to the list of banned people after incidents at Lidl and Morrisons Local on Cranleigh Court Road. All shop members have been made aware of this.

  • 16 November 2023

    We continue to work with the local retailers and are seeking to locate a local female wanted to stealing from shops at Yate shopping centre. We will continue to monitor the thefts in Yate.

  • 21 September 2023

    In the weeks ahead, the Constabulary are holding a Business contact week so we aim to work with Yate security to target offenders within the shopping centre.

  • 27 July 2023

    With the Mccolls shops being rebranded as Morrisons Local, we have now updated details and re designed posters for all shops in the scheme.

  • 25 June 2023

    A local youth who recently committed an offence in one of the stores has now been given a 12 month ban from all stores in this scheme. We continue to monitor the scheme and work with members.

  • 26 January 2023

    We continue to work with those shops involved and look to target repeat offenders by way of banning them from the stores. This is an on going commitment between police and shop retailers.

  • 14 December 2021

    14/12/21 – A local male has been issued a Community Protection Warning following continued shoplifting offences. A community protection warning is issued to persistent offenders under the Antisocial Behaviour Act and is aimed at reducing offending behaviour. All shopwatch members have been notified.

  • 16 October 2021

    A well known local offender has been circulated as wanted and all Shop Watch members are aware of this. A new manager from Morrisons has also been added to the group after a recent review meeting at the store for crime prevention advice and suggestions.

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