UK: Retailer joins bid to catch looters

ELECTRICAL goods company Dixons Retail has joined Crimestoppers in the launch of a �50,000 reward fund for information to help catch people involved in rioting and looting.

The chain, which owns Currys, PC World and Dixons.co.uk, is hoping it will lead to the arrest and conviction of those who stole or damaged property belonging to its stores.

Information can be provided to police or Crimestoppers anonymously.

The company said it was “mostly back to business as normal” already.

Four locations are due to open next week and, apart from sites already scheduled for a refit, all its remaining stores will be open in time for the weekend.

“Of course we are still monitoring the situation closely to ensure the safety of our customers and colleagues,” a spokesman said.

Anyone with any information that could lead to the arrest of offenders is asked to contact the police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.