OPERATION LILLY has been launched to crack down on prolific and career criminals.
An eight-week operation has been launched to gather intelligence and arrest as many ‘briefcase shoplifting crimes’ currently filed as undetected. Another nine CCTV images have been released this week that officers would like identifying.
Following the launch of Operation Lilly last week when nine CCTV images were released – six people have been arrested; of those five have been charged and two remanded to prison.
One of these identified was a 30-year-old man from Pontefract who was thought to have regularly travelled into the East Riding 2 to 3 times a week to commit large amounts of shop theft, particularly targeting Co-op Supermarkets.
It is thought the man had an adapted jacket which could house large amounts of bottles of Champagne and spirits.
A warrant was granted to enter his home, where many items of the alleged stolen property were seized, he was later located by West Yorkshire Officers and brought to Humberside where he was charged with eight shop theft offences. He was given a 130 week prison sentence.
The rogues gallery for this week.
If anyone recognises any of the people featured in the images, please ring Humberside Police on 101, quoting ‘Operation Lilly’ and the crime reference number (eg: CJ 1917450 12) associated with each image:
If anyone recognises any of the people featured in the images, please ring HUMBERSIDE POLICE on 101, quoting ‘Operation Lilly’ and the crime reference number (eg: CJ 1917450 12) associated with each image.