NSW Police Catch 24 People In Fairfield Shoplifting Operation

Court notices issued

Sydney police have caught 24 people during a shoplifting blitz in Sydney's south-west.

Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command yesterday conducted a retail theft operation within the Fairfield region, which saw the arrest of two dozen people for allegedly committing shoplifting offences.

Fairfield City Commander Superintendent Peter Lennon said shoplifting would not be tolerated.

“I can assure the community that we are committed to continuing our operations that target shoplifting and this sort of criminal behaviour will not be tolerated," he said.

Court attendance notices were issued to seven people, criminal infringement notices handed to 11 people with six people issued a warning.

Additionally, police arrested two people with outstanding warrants, two persons wanted in relation to a $13,000 shoplifting offence, one person in relation to driving a stolen motor vehicle and domestic related offences, and two persons in relation to goods in custody suspected of being stolen.