Quick co-operation and close communication via Town Link Radio between town centre retailers, the police and CCTV recently led to the arrest of two shoplifters in Wimbledon Town Centre.
Towards the end of March, River Island in Centre Court Shopping circulated via Love Wimbledon’s Town Link Radio descriptions of two shop lifters who had just left the store. Merton Council CCTV Control room responded, also via Town Link Radio, circulating descriptions and whereabouts of the suspects to the Police dispatch channel. Having been swiftly alerted, the Police managed to apprehend two shop lifters as they left another town centre retailer, TK Maxx with additional stolen items. Both suspects were arrested and all stolen property was recovered.
Speedy and continuous communication between the shops, CCTV and the Police via Town Link Radio played a crucial role in this successful result, and demonstrates the value of this system to Wimbledon Town Centre businesses.