Shoplifters caught stealing hose, candles, undies

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TWO SHOPLIFTERS have been charged with stealing an array of household items Tweed Heads South, on Thursday, March 2, following a police operation targeting shoplifters.

Police said a 19-year-old female from Tweed Heads was allegedly caught shoplifting from a Tweed Heads South shopping centre on Thursday, March 2.

The female allegedly stole icing packets, candles, underwear, sweets, hair dye and leggings to the value of $44.20.

Police said on their arrival the female resisted arrest and threatened to assault a female constable.

The female was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with resisting arrest, shoplifting, assaulting police and using offensive language in a public place.

She has been granted bail and will appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on March 20.

Banora man charged with stealing, drug possession

POLICE WERE also called to a Tweed Heads South shopping centre on Thursday, March 2 after reports of a 23-year-old Banora Point man allegedly shoplifting.

Police seized a pair of scissors, a garden hose, aluminium foil and a drink with the total value being $21.64.

The man was searched and in his shoe police located an amount of cannabis.

He was charged with shoplifting and possession of a prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail and appeared before Byron Bay Local Court on Friday, March 3.

Police operation targets shoplifters

The two arrests were part of a police operation targeting shoplifters at Tweed Heads South on Thursday, March 2.

Plainclothes police conducted the operation with the assistance of Loss Prevention Officers from numerous store including Coles, Kmart, Best and Less and Bunnings at Tweed Heads South.

Police said the operation was a great success with multiple arrests and $300 on the spot fines.

All shoplifters that were identified and arrested during the operation were issued banning notices from the respective stores for periods ranging from six to twelve months.

Tweed Byron, Crime Manger Detective Chief Inspector Cullen stated that the operation provided good results and that the Tweed Byron Crime Management and plainclothes units would be running shoplifting operations within the Tweed Byron local areas more frequently.