Shop theft wasn’t known to local Waitara police as a big issue until the Waitara Community Development Project (WCDP) Advisor told them it was.
In 2010, for example, only four incidents had been reported. However, taking time to chat to local retailers revealed a real concern. Some retailers reported losing up to $7000 each year but past experience had taught them that reporting shop theft to police left them feeling powerless and frustrated because “nothing was ever done about it”.

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