A student has been jailed for stealing thousands of pounds worth of goods from a luxury fashion shop in "one of the worst" shoplifting incidents a sheriff has ever seen.
Criminals have been warned they will spend Christmas behind bars if they step out of line during a major festive crackdown on retail crime in Aberdeen.
Police have committed to ensuring there are more officers out on the beat around Aberdeen's George Street to tackle the area’s drug problems.
Two men and two women are expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today in connection with the theft of thousands of pounds worth of clothing and other items from the city centre.
A woman described as a "walking crime wave" drove a getaway vehicle at two shopworkers during a spree where she stole more than £3,000 worth of goods from a string of stores.
A serial shoplifter has been jailed after targeting the same store twice in one day during her quest for cash.
Police have moved to quell alarm about recently-revealed figures showing a substantial hike in shoplifting in Inverness.
A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a series of alleged theft by shoplifting incidents in the Peterhead area over the last few weeks.
A man has appeared in court in connection with a string of north-east thefts.
A shoplifter who admitted four charges of theft from Inverness stores was jailed for seven months yesterday.
A woman with over 60 previous convictions for shoplifting was described by her lawyer as either “a kleptomaniac or inherently bad at it.”
Shoplifting in Inverness shot up by 34% in 2017 compared with the previous year according to Chief Inspector Colin Gough.
An Aberdeen shoplifter threatened a man with a hammer after making off with goods from a city store.
An Aberdeen shop has had to heighten security after a spate of thefts.
A Moray man who started shouting in the street with a knife in his hand has been jailed for more than a year.
An Aberdeen shopkeeper has written a heartfelt plea to a thief who robbed her of a rare Swedish watch - one of only two in the city.