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Eastbourne Business Crime Group targets shoplifters in the run up to Christmas

A town centre wide initiative to target shoplifters and anti-social behaviour will be held in the run up to Christmas.

Eastbourne Business Crime Group (EBCG) will co-ordinate the multi-agency approach after a successful joint operation earlier this month when ten incidents were dealt with and more than £500 worth of stock recovered.

In addition to EBCG, the operation involved Sussex Business Wardens, Sussex Police and the security team at the Arndale Shopping Centre.

Adam Godden, manager of the EBCG, said: “This was a really successful operation to tackle a problem that had been affecting local stores. By working together, we were able to get real results and highlight areas where security needs to be enhanced. We will be replicating this on a larger scale nearer the Christmas period.”

Anyone interested in being part of the Eastbourne Business Crime Group should contact Adam on adam.godden@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

Published 23 October 2018