Woman arrested after spate of shoplifting incidents in Market Harborough

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A woman suspect is being quizzed by police after a spate of shoplifting incidents in Market Harborough town centre.

The suspected crook was arrested at a house on the town’s Ashley Way estate early on Wednesday morning (August 28) on suspicion of theft.

Police said the woman aged 39 was being interviewed about offences at a number of shops, including Sainsbury’s superstore, during which alcohol was stolen.

Officers arrested the suspect after trawling through CCTV footage of the crimes.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: "A woman was arrested at 8am today (Wednesday) on suspicion of two counts of theft from stores in Market Harborough.m One of the premises was in St Mary's Place. The offences took place in August."

She said the suspect had not yet been charged.

"She is still being interviewed by police," said the spokeswoman.