19 people charged after shoplifting operation at Wagga Wagga

19 people have been charged during an operation targeting shoplifting in Wagga Wagga.

The shoplifting operation was conducted by officers from the Riverina Police District’s general duties and Proactive Crime Team, yesterday (Tuesday 6 December 2022) within the greater Wagga Wagga area.

In total, 19 people were apprehended after allegedly shoplifting items from stores. Of those, 17 people were issued Court Attendance Notices, while eight were issued Criminal Infringement Notices for shoplifting.

Seven youths were dealt with in accordance with the Young Offenders Act.

Of note:

  • A 31-year-old man was allegedly seen shoplifting from a store on the corner of Berry and Morgan Streets. He was arrested and allegedly found to be in possession of several stolen items from the store. He was issued a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) for shoplifting and trespass, and is due to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court on Wednesday 15 February 2023.

Similar operations are expected to continue in the future.

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