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£200 of flowers stolen from Sainsbury’s

A woman has been arrested after £200 worth of flowers were stolen from a Nottingham supermarket.

Police are questioning a 40-year-old in relation to three reported thefts from Sainsbury’s in Perry Road, New Basford.

Flowers worth £150 were taken from the store without payment on 9 September, with further bouquets worth £52 stolen 11 days later.

Yesterday (4 October), security guards spotted a woman paying for one item but walking out without paying for other confectionary items.

Police were called and the woman was arrested on suspicion of theft. Following inquiries, she was further arrested in relation to the flower thefts.

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Neighbourhood Inspector Ben Lawrence, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Shoplifting is not a victimless crime and can have a significant impact on retailers both financially and emotionally.

“We continue to treat shop theft seriously and our proactive work to combat this issue is ongoing including targeted operations in hot-spot areas, increased patrols and working closely with businesses to reduce retail crime.

“We are continuing to support retailers and provide crime prevention advice and I’d like to reassure people that we will not tolerate this type of offending and will always take robust action.”

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