More shoplifting suspects as Operation Lilly makes first arrests!

Photo 1 Coop Stamford Bridge CJ 1917450 12

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:

CJ 1917450 12: Theft of Toiletries to the value of £144.90. Co-Op, Stamford Bridge on 8/7/12

CJ 1917450 12: Theft of Toiletries to the value of £144.90. Co-Op, Stamford Bridge on 8/7/12

CW 1913428 12: Theft of Bottle of wine to the value of £10.00. Also beleived responsible for theft of four Bottles of wine to the value of £25;00 at same location on 18/6/12. Co-Op Flamborough committed on 14/6/12

CW 1913428 12: Theft of Bottle of wine to the value of £10.00. Also beleived responsible for theft of four Bottles of wine to the value of £25;00 at same location on 18/6/12. Co-Op Flamborough committed on 14/6/12

CS 1910146 12: Theft of 16 Bottles of Vodka to the value of £370.47. Property later found abondoned on waste land near to the store and recovered. Tesco’s Supermarket in Beverley committed on 31/5/12.

CW 1914101 12: Theft of 4 Bottles of Vodka and 10 Bottles of Brandy to the value of £370.00. Tesco Supermarket, Bridlington. Committed on 22/6/12.

CM 1907272 12: Theft of 4 Cans of Special Brew to the value of £7.00. Northfield Newsagents, Hessle. Committed on 16/5/12

CS 1902388 12: Theft of Garmin Sat Nav to the value of £150-00. Halfords, Wingfield Way, Beverely. Committed on 17/4/12.

CS 1902388 12: Theft of Garmin Sat Nav to the value of £150;00. Theft of Garmin Sat Nav to the value of £150-00. Halfords, Wingfield Way, Beverely. Committed on 17/4/12.

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.

About the Author

Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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