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Non-Emergency Enquiries: 101

Report Shoplifting



    1. This form is ONLY to be used by retail shops and stores for the reporting of theft.

      You MUST NOT report any other crimes using this form.

      To report any other crime, please call 101 or if it is an emergency, call 999.


      WITNESS STATEMENT

      Criminal Justice Act 1967, s.9; Magistrates Courts Act 1980, s.5.B & the Criminal Procedure Rules.

    2. Is the Crime in Progress? *
    3. If the suspect has left the store with property and has not offered payment for it, a member of staff witnessing the incident or having viewed the CCTV of the incident should complete this online form in all cases.
    4. If the crime is in progress, or if the suspect is still at the scene, you must call 999 immediately.
    5. Evidence at the Scene?
      1. Has the offender left something at the scene? (Such as: blood, an item of clothing, discarded items ext.)
      2. If the offender has left retrievable evidence at the scene, such as blood or an item of clothing, please call 101.