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Nottingham Post
Joseph Locker

Bulwell man caught with 'bag full of stolen goods' from Poundland

A man was caught by plain clothes police officers with a "bag full of stolen goods" which he had taken from Poundland in Bulwell.

Carl Pearson was caught stealing from Poundland in Main Street, Bulwell, at around 1pm on February 17.

Pearson, 38, was found with a black holdall bag filled with stolen goods, including shampoo, worth £62.50.

Plain clothes officers arrested him after watching him leave the discount store without paying.

Pearson, of Gaul Street, Bulwell, was charged with theft and pleaded guilty at a hearing before city magistrates on February 18.

His arrest came as part of Nottinghamshire Police's 'enforcement days' in response to concerns raised by residents in Bulwell, in an effort to clamp down on shoplifting and antisocial behaviour.

He was then hauled up in front of Nottingham Magistrates’ Court the following day (18 February) and was sentenced to five months in prison for his offending.

Sergeant Katie Taylor, of the city north neighbourhood policing team which carried out the operation, said: “These proactive operations saw officers from the city north neighbourhood team really focus on community concerns and issues that we know affect local residents and we had some really good results thanks to the team's hard work.

“We know that shoplifting, drug-related crime and antisocial behaviour are a concern among residents and by carrying out operations like this it gives us the opportunity to really clamp down and catch offenders in the act.

“Shoplifting can have a huge impact on businesses financially but also on staff emotionally and that is why we work incredibly hard with businesses in the area and partners to respond to incidents immediately when they are reported to us.

“Retail crime can have a big impact on businesses and can cause the prices of items to increase in order to account for the loss of items stolen from stores. So we will always do everything in our power to crack down on those targeting shops.

“Local officers have worked incredibly hard over the last few days to really target the issues that are close to people in our communities and this is something we will continue to do."

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