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Police pluck Boots tweezer geezer off the streets after finding stuff stolen from other shops

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Police patrolling in Bishop’s Stortford town centre arrested a shoplifter who had stolen clothing and cosmetics from three businesses, including a charity shop.

The suspect was plucked off the streets outside Boots the Chemist in Potter Street after stealing tweezers and hiding them in his jacket, verbally abusing staff as he left.

Police inspector Mark Collins said that two officers on patrol searched the suspect’s backpack and discovered cosmetics and toothbrushes also stolen from Boots, along with clothing from Marks & Spencer and a polo shirt with an Oxfam label.

“Staff at Boots saw a male acting suspiciously. He was verbally abusive towards staff and left the store, turning right into Potter Street,” said Insp Collins. “At the same time, two police officers were walking in the town and they detained the suspect for a search.”

A 57-year-old man has been charged.

Meanwhile, police who pulled over an "erratic" driver in Hadham Road discovered a haul of stolen goods from Waitrose worth over £3,000.

The champagne, alcoholic spirits and baby formula had been taken from the Northgate End store last Friday (June 24) at around 11.40am by a gang of four men and two women.

A 21-year-old man and a woman aged 22 who also tested positive for cocaine were arrested

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