Theft

Stranger things: sneaky thieves have helped themselves to an array of odd items

Strangest things stolen from pubs

By Alice Leader

An ambitious punter may think it’s a great idea to steal a souvenir as a stamp of a joyous night, but the word ‘souvenir’ may be up for debate here.

Repeat offender: thief targeted five pubs across the north-east

Fruit machine raider could face jail

By Stuart Stone

A thief who stole thousands of pounds from five bars and social clubs across Northumberland and Tyneside, pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary and was found guilty of a fifth after a trial.

Thefts: don't take your eyes off your designer clothing.

Pubs are top for fashion theft

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs are a breeding ground for designer clothing to be stolen, with almost a third (31%) of people claiming they have had items stolen while in the boozer.

Steps to take: having more than one person dealing with finances makes theft more difficult

How to stop pub staff from stealing

By Georgina Townshend

No one likes to think it could happen but publicans are vulnerable to having cash and stock stolen from right under their noses by employees. Here, a top legal expert offers advice on how to stop it.

Advice: Beware of theft from fruit machines

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Advice: Beware of theft from fruit machines

By Poppleston Allen

You may have seen in the press, recently, news of a number of thefts from gaming machines in pubs across the south-west and, although these crimes are uncommon, they do happen.