South Yorkshire police blitz on shoplifters

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SHOPLIFTERS are being warned that police are targeting the most prolific offenders in Rotherham in a bid to drive down crime.

South Yorkshire Police said reducing retail crime was a ‘force priority.’

Officers would be looking for well known offenders at the most popular shoplifting haunts.

Inspector Abdul Aziz said: “If you choose to commit shoplifting, then you can expect the police to respond firmly, as these crimes will not be tolerated.”

Supt Andrew Parker added: “Shop theft hurts us all and it is time to put a stop to this criminal activity.”