A WOMAN is due in court today following the theft of €3,000 worth of goods in the city centre yesterday.
The thefts from six shops in the city included clothes, sunglasses and jewellery.
A woman was stopped in the city by gardaí from Anglesea Street and searched after 2pm yesterday and was found to be in possession of the items which had been stolen earlier yesterday. She was arrested under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and has since been charged.
She was due before Cork District Court this morning.
Superintendent John Quilter said: “We have increased our patrols of the city, both uniform and plain clothes, for the next few weeks.
"Whilst we will be policing all aspects of crime in the city, we will have a particular focus on theft from shops. I would ask that all businesses go onto www.garda.ieand view the ‘Garda Retail Security Guide’ to see how they can tackle shoplifting and other crimes that can affect them.”
Information presented at the Cork City joint policing committee last week showed an increase in shoplifting since September.