Edinburgh police work to reduce outlets shoplifting

Edinburgh police say that shoplifting arrests are up at the Edinburgh Premium Outlets mall.

Chief Doyne Little Jr. says that over just the past two months, Edinburgh officers have worked with mall employees and loss prevention officers to recover more than $8,230 in stolen merchandise in just four cases.

Little says that in four cases were the stores called in thefts in progress, police have arrested five people. Another five suspects are believed to have fled the state and those cases have been forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

Little said that there is great teamwork between the Edinburgh officers, local stores and the stores’ loss prevention officers.