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Petty crime? Think again!

At Safer Lewisham, we are never tired of stressing the importance of using the BCRP radio to report any suspicious or criminal activity, no matter how big or small. This week, an individual suspected of low-value shoplifting was stopped and searched by an undercover store detective in one of our member businesses in coordination with the Lewisham Shopping Centre Security team. This stop for a seemingly petty crime led to a fantastic arrest made by MPS in partnership with the BTP – the individual was wanted for committing 20+ knifepoint robberies and was brought into police custody. All because of a £6.50 shoplifting offence! Always report a crime – something trivial could reveal much more than you might think. Well done to the team!