Scarborough Anti-Theft Group relaunches Christmas campaign with North Yorkshire Police
Running throughout December, Operation Carol will see officers and PCSOs from the Scarborough Neighbourhood Policing Team working closely with retailers and community partners to enhance safety and security in the busy shopping areas.
The aims of the operation are to make the town centre a hostile environment for shop lifters and to ensure that visitors and tourists feel safe when they visit.
Chris Golder, Scarborough Anti-Theft Group Co- Ordinator, said: “We want to disrupt the activity of known criminals and will be using stop search powers as and when appropriate which will allow us to target persistent offenders and deal positively with all theft offences.”
Officers will be out and about in both high visibility patrols as well as in plain clothes in town.