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Shoplifter Caught On Security Cameras

No one wins with shoplifting.  When someone robs a store, the store has to raise costs to compensate.  Honest customers are then forced to pay those higher prices.  Security cameras can help prevent shoplifting and provide video evidence when shoplifting occurs.  Here is a story out today from England about security cameras and proof of a crime.

A SERIAL shoplifter was spotted on security cameras as he stole meat from a Kidderminster supermarket on two consecutive days, a court heard.

David Richards, manager of the Co-op store in Franche Road, held 28-year-old Brett Hudson in his office until police arrived, said Gareth Walters, prosecuting.

He said that Hudson, of Northwood Lane, Bewdley, had 24 previous convictions for stealing from shops. He said he was selling the meat to get money for drugs.

Hudson, who admitted theft and breach of a conditonal discharge at Worcester Crown Court, was remanded on bail to appear before Judge Alistair McCreath, who had previously dealt with the case.

Jonathan Veasey-Pugh, defending, said Hudson had been a heroin user for nine years and had recently changed his medication.

Supermarkets most often go with ptz cameras or dome cameras.

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