Police arrest girl, 14, in �1k shoplifting probe

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl has been arrested on suspicion of stealing goods, including cosmetics and jewellery, totalling more than �1,000.

Russell Claydon

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl has been arrested on suspicion of stealing goods, including cosmetics and jewellery, totalling more than �1,000.

The teenager was originally arrested on suspicion of stealing �70 worth of cosmetics from a town centre store in King Street, Thetford yesterday.

During a subsequent search at a local property, officers discovered and seized a further quantity of stolen goods including cosmetics and jewellery.

In total the goods have been valued at more than �1,000.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been bailed pending the outcome of a police investigation.

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Thetford PC Claire Brightman said: “Police and retailers in Thetford are working closely to target, disrupt and prosecute thieves. It's a crime which hits both business and law-abiding citizens in their pockets and we will take action against anyone found shoplifting.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Thetford Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0845 456 4567 or email sntthetford@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.