Food Theft Rising Dramatically in British Town: They're After the Cheese
Looks like cheese crime is thriving in the British town of Rotherham, where food theft has gone through the roof in the past few months. The most coveted items include coffee and, of course, cheese:
Ch Supt Harwin added: "There's a range of things being stolen from stores but the majority of items being stolen are food items including meat, cheese, coffee, toiletries and cosmetics. It's easy to conceal and easy to sell on."
Chris Marsh, shop manager for Boots Pharmacy at Parkgate, said the store had lost up to £20,000 a month through shoplifting.