Woman caught stealing food from Poundland in Salisbury

Woman caught stealing food from Poundland in Salisbury

Published by Mike Draper at 4:26pm 13th December 2019. (Updated at 4:35pm 13th December 2019)

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The Christmas #OperationHamper campaign started on 22nd November and is continuing to crackdown on shoplifters.

Yesterday, (Thurs 12 Dec) a 30-year-old woman was given an adult caution after she stole food from Poundland in Salisbury High Street.

It's one of the latest incidents that's been dealt with as part of an operation to prevent shoplifting in the city.

WHAT IS #OperationHamper?

  • Operation Hamper started on 22nd November 2019
  • Its success is down to regular patrols by uniformed and plain clothes officers
  • The idea is to keep the local community, members of the public, and shops, safe for Christmas shoppers

This week, the Police teams have been focusing on the city’s busy evening and night time economy during the city’s Purple Flag assessment which was on Saturday 7 December. Team 5 were also joined by Assistant Chief Constable Mark Cooper for briefing and patrols.

Officers also attended the monthly PubWatch meeting with city centre partners yesterday (Thursday 12 Dec) and assisted with patrols during the Salisbury Lantern Procession.

  • On December 7, two males were stop and searched in New Canal Street by officers out on patrol. Suspected class A and B drugs were located and will be invited in for interview at a later date.
  • On December 8, Four heaters were stolen from The Red Lion in Milford Street – two men in their 20s will be in interviewed in relation to a series of offences including burglary and possession of class B drugs.
  • On December 12, Aaron Fernando, who is 30 years old and from The Avenue, was arrested following an incident at Charlie’s Off Licence in Catherine Street. He has since been charged with theft from a shop, criminal damage and using threatening/abusive words or behaviour to cause fear. He's due before Salisbury Magistrates on January 17.


If you're out and about enjoying the city this weekend, please stay safe and enjoy the festivities.

Report anything suspicious to the Police by calling 101 - or call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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