22 arrests made during shoplifting operation – Riverina

22 people have been arrested during a shoplifting operation in the state’s Riverina this week.

Officers attached to the Riverina Proactive Crime Team, alongside Loss Prevention Officers, conducted Operation Stoptake on Wednesday (1 December 2021) and (Thursday 2 December 2021), targeting stealing offences from two supermarkets in Wagga Wagga.

During the two-day operation, 22 people were arrested for steal from retail store offences, with 13 charges laid and six criminal infringements issued.

Of note yesterday, two juvenile females were charged with stealing, resist arrest, hinder and assault police, as well as breaching the Public Health Order after allegedly spitting on three police officers during their arrest.

A 14-year-old girl was refused bail to appear in Wagga Wagga Children’s Court today (Friday 3 December 2021), while a 15-year-old girl was granted conditional bail to appear in the same court on Tuesday 8 February.

Further, police arrested a 35-year-old man outside a supermarket in Glenfield Park, after he was allegedly found in possession of methylamphetamine. The man was charged with stealing, trespass, and drug supply. He was refused bail to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court today.

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