Forced by colossal annual losses from pilferage, traders urge drastic action to discourage shoplifters.
SLATE INFORMATION: One Million Pound Leak! Govt to Tackle Shoplifting?
Gen. view Oxford Street...IN ROLL 5908
Gen. view extr. of selfridges...IN ROLL 3073
Long view intr. Store (Chiesman, Lewisham). Semi top view women at counter. CU store detective. CU suspicious-looking woman at counter. Semi CU putting stolen article in bag. Long view three women looking at cloth..& semi top view one takes cloth. Semi view girl puts arms on bag. Angle takes bag away. CU pan haul of stolen goods..all taken from one person. Long view Accountant's Office. CU of Ledger. CU item in ledger...'Loss from Shoplifting...GBP30,000'. Gen. view & CU Stuart Chiesman (Member of Drapers' Chamber of Trade)..talks.
Gen. view Institute for Scientific Treatment of Delinquency. CU I.S.T.D. sign. Long view & CU Dr. examining patient. CU Dr. looking in patients eye. Semi view testing blood-pressure of patient. Long view Examiner & patient at table. CU stop watch & report. CU showing patient finishing puzzle. Long view Dotting-Machine Test. Semiview & CU Patient takes pencil & chases dots. Long view, Semi CU, Semi view & CU George Wansbrough in office (Institute's Treasurer)...talks.
Long view Police station...IN ROLL 5664
CU lamp outside Police Station...IN ROLL 5664
Semi view & CU retired detective, Mr. McCourt talks.
Sound Effects. Chiesman says..that magistrates should give longer sentences to shoplifters.
Wansborough says.. there are two types of shoplifters the ones with mental disorders and the plain criminals.
McCourt says...that he has yet to meet once case of kleptomania & that sterner measures would soon wipe out shoplifting.
Shops and Shopping; Crime, Justice and Law Enforcement; Great Britain
Background: Forced by colossal annual losses from pilferage, traders urge drastic action to discourage shoplifters.