Michael Longden, 36, is the first person to be issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) in the town, which came about due to a new police and Shopwatch initiative to crackdown on theft.
The Bury resident, who lives on Crown Street, was given the ban after being found guilty of stealing two bottles of wine from Marks and Spencers on September 14.
“The second phase will be started in the new year with a possible telephone cascade system being introduced.
“Once done, there will be a bedding-in period where we can identify problems and tweak if necessary.
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• Never send or receive money or give away your bank details to someone you’ve only met online, no matter how much you trust them or believe their story.At a meeting of the first seven shopkeepers to join, along with local PCSO Lewis Vague, the group unveiled an A4 poster which will be prominently displayed in any premises which chooses to take part.Peter said he was talking to Ian about the problem of shoplifting in the town.“There are people we know are coming in to steal,” added Mr Dowie. Businesses need to be aware and they need to be watching.
“We share the details in the immediate area, but they could be shared with other businesses. The more people get on board with the shop watch scheme, the more comprehensive it’s going to be.” PCSO Blanchford-Cox said: “The first phase of shop watch is the shops being signed up to Devon Alerts [a messaging system run by Devon and Cornwall Police].A group of Penryn shopkeepers have come up with a new approach to tackling shoplifting with the introduction of a new ‘Shopwatch’ scheme in the town.