Police have made two arrests as they continue with their crackdown on crime at Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield.
Officers say the initiative has been launched after a spate of thefts at the shopping area since coronavirus restrictions were lifted.
Yesterday, police officers spotted a suspicious vehicle on the retail park containing two men and a woman. They noticed that the car contained wine and gin which they suspected had been stolen from one of the nearby shops.
A few quick enquiries later and the two men were promptly arrested and have since been interviewed and charged.
A police spokesman said: “The recent spate of thefts has resulted in numerous reports in a post-lockdown shopping frenzy.
“A combination of uniformed officers in marked vehicles and our plain clothed officers are being used to combat any incidents arising.”