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Owner of Absolute Music displays ‘wanted’ posters of suspected shoplifters and offers £1,000 reward
THE boss of a Bournemouth music store is waging a war against shoplifting by displaying ‘Wanted’ posters.
Alan Barclay has posted CCTV pictures of five men he believes have been acting suspiciously in Absolute Music in Ringwood Road, Bournemouth.
And he has offered a £1,000 reward leading to conviction despite having no evidence they have stolen anything.
Mr Barclay said shoplifting is a problem at his store, which stocks many high-value items.
The pictures, taken as the men walked around the store, are displayed underneath a sign which says: “WANTED in conjunction with shoplifting.”
Mr Barclay said the men had visited the store on several occasions, sometimes in pairs and sometimes as a group.
He said they spend around an hour at a time in the shop but have never bought anything.
Absolute Music, described as a music superstore, opened on the former Bournemouth and Poole College site in August 2012.
Since then, Mr Barclay said items stolen have included around £6,000 in DJ equipment.
A spokesman for Dorset Police said they are not dealing with any reports of shoplifting at Absolute Music and declined to comment on the Wanted posters.
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