March 2, 2011
CCTV helps police capture 'shoplifter' in Burnham-On-Sea
swooped on a suspected shoplifter in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea
today (Wednesday March 2nd) after tracking him through the town
using CCTV cameras and a shop-to-shop radio security system.
The man was arrested in Victoria Street, as pictured here by
a Burnham-On-Sea.com reader, after allegedly taking a large quantity
of clothes from Peacocks in the High Street shortly before 4pm.
manager Donna Berry told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Several customers
saw the man taking several items including a leather jacket, shirt
and jeans before making off."
"I immediately contacted the Radiolink team who put out
an alert to shopkeepers while the CCTV control team tracked the
man through the town and kept police informed."
A short time later, residents near Burnham Post Office in Victoria
Street reported seeing officers arrive, as captured here on camera.
The Burnham-On-Sea.com reader said: "It was like a scene
from a TV police drama, the police cars caming to an abrupt halt,
the officers jumped out, and then arrested him. It was all over
Police spokeswoman Cath Foster confirmed: "We were called
at 3.56pm to Peacocks where a man had attempted to steal several
items. He was taken into custody a short time later."