AlertSystems Comment On CCTV After Alleged Distraction Theft

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Leading business security provider, AlertSystems, has commented on the release of CCTV images of three men who the police wish to speak to in connection with an alleged theft of alcohol from a supermarket.

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Distraction thefts can often be calculated and difficult to predict. Their nature also makes them difficult to spot.

The Lancaster Guardian reports on October 15 in the article ‘Supermarket Theft CCTV Appeal’ that police have released the images in an appeal for information from those who may have witnessed the alleged theft. The incident, which occurred on September 27 at 6:20pm, allegedly saw three men entering a Booths store in Lancaster where they picked up two bottles of brandy. On approaching the till, they are believed to have distracted the member of staff by requesting change. As the checkout attendant looked away from the till, one of the three individuals took approximately £400 from the till before leaving the store.

PC Stephen Kavanagh told the Lancaster Guardian that:

“I am keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time and may have witnessed what happened to contact us.”

He added that the police are investigating the possibility that one of the individuals in the CCTV images may have attempted a similar offence in another branch of the store, although nothing was taken on that occasion.

As experts in commercial security systems, the experts at AlertSystems closely follow news relating to CCTV and were interested in this recent story. A representative for the company offered their comments:

“Distraction thefts can often be calculated and difficult to predict. Their nature also makes them difficult to spot and so the presence of a CCTV security system can be vital in providing information which can be used by police to identify those responsible. Additionally, business owners and employees can use the footage to determine measures which can be put in place to prevent similar incidences from occurring in the future.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain over 5000 security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems. AlertSystems offers effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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