Crackdown campaign on handling stolen goods

Pictured is Det Insp Julian Wilson who is promoting a new poster campaign to crackdown on offenders who handle stolen goods.
Pictured is Det Insp Julian Wilson who is promoting a new poster campaign to crackdown on offenders who handle stolen goods.

CHESTERFIELD police have launched a poster campaign to crack down on people selling stolen goods.

The poster dubbed with the question “How much are you prepared to pay?” is being distributed across Chesterfield to raise awareness of the harm caused by the stolen goods market and to encourage people to report anyone suspected of handling stolen property.

Officers are speaking to people about the consequences of buying stolen property and handling the goods.

Det Insp Julian Wilson, who is leading the campaign, said: “In the eyes of police a handler of stolen property is as guilty as the thief.

“Without an outlet for stolen goods the thief has no means of disposing of property and is less likely to steal in future.

“We rely on information from the public to target those handling stolen goods. If anyone suspects someone of handling stolen goods or if they have been offered items they believe have been stolen - contact police. ”

Those with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.