Monday, December 4, 2023

Grays woman arrested for shoplifting in Chelmsford

AS part of Essex Police’s ongoing work to tackle shop thefts, officers have arrested a Grays woman in Chelmsford.

The 32-year-old was spotted by two eagle-eyed off-duty police officers, one from Essex Police and one from the Metropolitan Police, yesterday, 21 September, at the city’s B&M store in Parkway.

They swiftly detained her and called for assistance from on-duty Operational Support Group officers who arrested her.

She has since been released on police bail until 1 October to allow further investigation.

The force works with a range of partners across the retail sector to ensure that shops remain open for business and closed for crime.

Its specialist Business Crime Team is dedicated to supporting businesses across Essex, working to build relationships with independent shops and retail chains, explaining how they can report crime and, just as importantly, what will happen when they do.  

For more information, visit the Essex Police Business Crime Team pages at

If you have information about a crime, anti-social behaviour or criminal activity, you can report it online at where you can also speak to an online Live Chat operator. Alternatively, you can ring 101.

You can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, online or by calling 0800 555 111.

Always ring 999 if it is an emergency or a crime in progress.


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