Police ramp up patrols in response to jump in shoplifting

July 4, 2024 9:40 am in by

An increase in shoplifting at major shopping precincts in Launceston has prompted police to step up high visibility patrols across the city.

Police have increased foot patrols in response to a 30 percent increase in the crime on the same time last year.

They’ve focused their efforts around Launceston’s CBD – particularly the west side which they say has been a recent hotspot.

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Other precincts include Mowbray and Kings Meadows.

Police are urging any businesses impacted by criminal activity to contact them.