Sheffield police team thanks community for shopping those buying and selling stolen goods

A police team in Sheffield has thanked residents for passing on the names of those involved in buying and selling stolen goods.

Friday, 30th October 2020, 4:21 pm

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The Sheffield North East neighbourhood policing team issued an appeal for information from Parson Cross residents and said there has been some ‘excellent info coming in so far’.

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Residents in a Sheffield community have been urged to pass on the name of those buying and selling stolen goods

The team said: “Would you still buy that bargain if you thought it funded human trafficking, came from a burglary or assisted with the supply of drugs into your community?

“Buying stolen property is not a victimless offence and it often helps fund serious and organised crime when items are stolen to order before being distributed down a supply chain.

“Stolen items are often from another member of the public's home and were intended as a gift for a loved one or friend.

“The Parson Cross Team are investigating those within our community who are involved in the wider chain of organised crime, and it is the profit made from selling stolen goods that then funds more significant criminal activity.

“It is a criminal offence to knowingly take possession of any item that has been obtained by criminal means and acquisitive crime in any form will not be tolerated.

“If criminals have nowhere to sell and less people buy their stolen property this means less people will fall victim to this type of criminal activity.”The team urged anyone with any information to contact Sergeant Scott Sarson on 0777 5007 412 or email [email protected]

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