Retail theft slashed in HolyheadCrimestoppers logo


Police in Holyhead have reduced shoplifting offences in the town by over 50%.  Operation Hawaea was introduced over 6 weeks ago and has resulted in shoplifting offences being reduced from 28 to 12 over a similar preceding period.


Local Sergeant Andy McGregor said “This is very much a PCSO led operation and their efforts have seen a significant and very positive reduction in offences of this type.  In essence it’s about PCSO’s getting into every retail premises in the town and giving advice and support from improving store lay out and security, early sharing of information and enforcement of banning notices and use of CCTV and other IT devices.


“The results so far have been very encouraging however this is only a start and work will continue to broaden the range of retail premises involved and share as much as we can with as many people as we can.  Our priority is crime reduction”


If anyone would like further information or assistance please contact PCSO Sarah Jones or Sergeant McGregor at Holyhead Police Station on 101.


In addition if any person has information regarding those involved in this type of theft they too should contact North Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.