8 December 2022

19 charged from operation targeting shoplifting

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Police have charged 19 people during an operation targeting shoplifting around Wagga Wagga. Photo: Wagga Police.

Riverina Police District has charged 19 people during an operation targeting shoplifting in Wagga Wagga.

The shoplifting operation was conducted by officers from the Riverina Police District’s general duties and Proactive Crime Team, on Tuesday (6 December) within the greater Wagga Wagga area.

Police said 19 people were apprehended after allegedly shoplifting items from stores and 17 of them were issued Court Attendance Notices, while eight were issued Criminal Infringement Notices for shoplifting.

Seven youths were dealt with in accordance with the Young Offenders Act.

Police also added a 31-year-old man was allegedly seen shoplifting from a store on the corner of Berry and Morgan Streets. He was arrested and allegedly found to be in possession of several stolen items from the store.

He was issued a Court Attendance Notice for shoplifting and trespassing and is due to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court on Wednesday 15 February 2023.

Similar operations are expected to continue in the future.

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