Thursday, 3 September 2009

SABB Scheme Gets Shoplifter Banned

Thanks to the collaboration between Dyfed-Powys Police and the business community in Llandrindod Wells a prolific shoplifter has been banned from 20 stores in the town.

The six-month banning-order is the first as part of the Steal and Be Banned initiative (SABB), which was launched last month. The male, who pleaded guilty and convicted last week, was handed the additional order following a SABB committee meeting earlier this week.

PC Paul Dyer has been instrumental in ensuring SABB was introduced, he says: “In partnership we introduced this innovative scheme to combat shoplifting in the town and help to reduce theft-related crime, thus making Llandrindod Wells a safer place for everybody to live.

“This banning-order demonstrates the effectiveness of this collaboration and sends out a clear message to would-be-offenders who want to shoplift in the town. You will be banned!”

SABB in numbers:
  • 20 retail premises have signed-up to SABB
  • The loss of revenue to retail premises from shoplifting can run into thousands of pounds
  • SABB committee members meet once a month to vote on prospective banning orders
  • Individuals – juvenile or adult – facing a ban can access information on an appeal against the decision.


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