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Byron Bay and Bangalow shopkeepers beware – a shoplifter, with possible accomplices, is making the rounds.

The owner of a local clothing shop, who wished to remain anonymous, told Echonetdaily a woman has been thieving from her shops, as well as others, and then selling the goods at a garage sale from the woman’s home in Byron Bay.

 ‘She is well known to a number of shops in Byron and Bangalow,’ she said.

‘But unfortunately the police have been unable to act, as shoplifters need to be caught in the act.’

‘A woman came to our shop with a pair of shorts that were bought at a garage sale, and she said she was unsure whether they were stolen goods or not.

‘Those shorts had been stolen from our shop during the week. We then went to the garage sale and found several items of our clothing.

‘We made a police report and the police involved told us that there had been numerous similar complaints about this woman from other shop owners,’ the shopkeeper said.

Tweed/Byron local area command (LAC) can be contacted on 07 5536 0999.

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  1. I was a police officer for ten years and these types of offenses were easy to take to court and get a prosecution. All that is required is the inventory from the shop stating that the product was theirs and belonged to the particular shop and that the item stolen had not in fact past through a cash register. This is bread and butter policing.


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