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Man arrested on suspicion of stealing from Tesco and Co-op stores in Carlton and Gedling

Thefts were reported at the Tesco store on Carlton Hill and the Co-op in Gedling

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A man has been arrested following a string of shop thefts – with two stores targeted in the borough.

Three stores are understood to have been targeted during six alleged thefts over a three-month period.

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Officers were called to B&M in Castle Marina Retail Park yesterday (13 May 2022), following reports of shoplifting.

Security staff stopped a suspect who was allegedly trying to take several electrical items from the store at around 3.10pm.

Two drill boxes were also reportedly stolen during a separate incident at the same shop on 20 February 2022.

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Police also received reports of three separate thefts from Tesco in Carlton Hill – two of which allegedly took place inside 30 minutes on May 9, 2022 and involved the theft of several bottles of wine.

A third theft is also understood to have taken place at the same store on 29 April 2022, with coffee and chocolate bars taken on this occasion.

Several bottles of detergent were also reportedly taken from Co-Op, in Westdale Lane, Gedling, during a separate incident on May 6, 2022.

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A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft.

He remains in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Andy Hall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We have now arrested a suspect in connection with a string of shop thefts.

“Nottinghamshire Police is absolutely committed to reducing all incidents of theft in our communities, as we understand the damage this type of offending can cause to businesses.”


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