Shoplifter caught ‘red-handed’ thanks to tip

A SHOPLIFTER was arrested after a Crime Stoppers' tip recently.

  • Feb. 10, 2012 5:00 a.m.

A SHOPLIFTER was arrested after a Crime Stoppers’ tip recently.

After police informed Safeway of information from a tip, a 38-year-old woman was caught “red-handed” a few hours later, said police in a release Feb. 10.

Police are forwarding charges of theft and breach of probation to prosecutors for approval, said Const. Angela Rabut, community policing/media relations for Terrace RCMP.

“The police are only as good as the information we receive from the community. In this case, this is a good example of how the community has had enough of their local stores being robbed blind, “ said Rabut.

Crime Stoppers, a volunteer run group, takes anonymous calls with tips about crimes and provides the information to police.

Information that leads to an arrest is eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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