Three arrested and two charged for alleged shoplifting in Nuneaton
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Within the space of a few hours yesterday (27 November) we arrested three shoplifting suspects in Nuneaton – two of whom following allegations they assaulted a shopworker who confronted them.
At around 9:30am, 48-year-old Alexander Falinschi of Coton Road, Nuneaton was arrested at a supermarket on Newtown Road after allegedly trying to walk out with over £100 worth of spirits concealed in his jacket.
Security staff challenged him after reportedly seeing Falinschi drinking in the aisles, before calling the police.
Falinschi has been charged with theft from a shop, and will appear in Warwickshire Magistrates Court on 12 December.
At around 11am, Jonathon Laws (43 of Church Road, Nuneaton) was arrested in Abbey Street following a report that he had stolen from a shop in Market Place earlier in the day, before allegedly pushing a member of staff as he attempted to get away.
The arrest was made by new dedicated town centre officer PC Shorthouse and has resulted in Laws being charged with theft from a shop.
He will appear in Warwickshire Magistrates Court on 12 December.
A few hours later, a 17-year-old boy was arrested at a shop in Queen’s Road following a report he had stolen clothing and then punched a security guard in the face.
Chief Inspector Steve Davies said: “As Christmas approaches, it feels like a good time to remind people that we will not tolerate shoplifting and violence towards shopworkers.
“Shopworkers have the same rights as anyone to be treated with respect and carry out their job without fear of violence.”