Quick-thinking Welwyn Garden City police return over £1,200 of shoplifted John Lewis goods

PUBLISHED: 14:18 04 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:28 04 March 2019

This Mulberry Bayswater handbag was recovered by Welwyn Hatfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team and returned to John Lewis. Picture: Herts Police

This Mulberry Bayswater handbag was recovered by Welwyn Hatfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team and returned to John Lewis. Picture: Herts Police

Herts Police

Bobbies on the beat in Welwyn Garden City were quick to react when a member of the public told them that a shoplifter had been at work in John Lewis.

At around 3pm on Wednesday, February 27, officers from the Welwyn Hatfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team were stopped by a member of the public who reported the crime.

A suspect was quickly located and a search was carried out.

No stolen property was found on the suspect, however shortly afterwards officers discovered a discarded Gant jacket and a Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ handbag, which retails at £1,095, close to the council building.

PC Alastair Harryman said: “We were delighted to be able to reunite staff with the stolen handbag, worth over £1,000, along with the jacket which was worth just under £200.

“I would urge anyone who has information about the incident to contact us on the non-emergency number 101 quoting ISR 426 of February 27.”

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