The Brisbane Water Local Area Command caught 18 people shoplifting during a one-day operation on Thursday, December 8.
Police, in conjunction with Loss Prevention Offi cers, conducted Operation Fortitude, a retail theft operation within the local area. During the operation, 18 shoplifting offenders were detected and dealt with by way of Field Court Attendance Notice and Criminal Infringement Notice. Two juvenile shoplifting offences were also detected and were dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.
A 24-year-old man was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with assault police, assault aiding offi cer and resist arrest and steal from retail store. He was granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. A 24-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station where she was charged with steal from retail store and breaching her bail conditions. She was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Friday, December 9. Further police operations to tackle retail theft will be planned in the near future.
Media release, Dec 9, 2016 NSW Police media