Catch a Thief UK is a leading digital online crime prevention platform, aimed at deterring and identifying suspects that are wanted in connection with suspected violence, abuse or theft in UK retail outlets.
We work closely with retailers, businesses, police forces, and other crime prevention agencies across the UK.
Violence towards staff, theft from retail outlets and other businesses are becoming more prominent across the UK, making the places we live, shop and work feel unsafe.
In the UK an average of 455 retail staff are assaulted or subjected to abuse every single day whilst 200 incidents of theft are reported and recorded every hour.
Retail crime is costing retailers increasing amounts of money every year, amounting to a total of £2.2 billion in the UK alone.
This amount includes money directly lost through crime along with what retailers are spending on loss prevention in the last year, much of this cost is recovered by increasing the price of the goods we buy.
Are You A Retailer That Has Experienced Violence, Abuse Or Theft?
When you become a valued member of Catch a Thief UK we will:
Help you significantly reduce Theft And Anti-Social-Behaviour in your retail outlets.
Help you save time, money and stock loss, also helping you to keep your customers and staff feel safe in the places they work and shop.
Store all your incidents on our secure servers and can recall any incident at any time.
Make Public Appeals via our online platforms.
Serve banning notices.
Supply your retail business with our powerful warning signs that will deter theft and let any suspects know of our presence and intentions in your store.
As well as making Public Appeals to our growing UK audience and supplying your retail business with our powerful warning signs, we also report all your incidents directly to the Police keeping you updated of all investigations, "no more lengthy phone calls to 101".
Email us today for a no obligation free service quote and one of our expert team members would be happy to help. Email: email@example.com
Catch a Thief UK can now provide your retail businesses with an amazing piece of (A.I), Artificial Intelligence technology, that can detect theft in real time using your existing CCTV system.
The smart A.I connects to your CCTV using the Veesion smart box directly to your internet router.
You get to choose what cameras you want the smart A.I to monitor.
Easy installation, Plug and Play.
Telephone technical support.
Use your smart device to receive real time alerts with a short CCTV clip of the suspected theft as it happens. read more
Male suspect wanted by police for helping himself to a bag full of customers parcels. The incident took place at Spar Hackenthorpe Sheffield 3 April 2023
On Thursday 26 April 2022 at approx 3:20pm a male suspect helped himself to a number of the stores products before quickly exiting without making payment. The suspected theft took place at Spar, Hackenthorpe in Sheffield. The male is described as follows: White male, medium build, approx 5ft 8ins tall, late 20s to early 30s, wearing a Hi Viz waistcoat, green hooded Nike tracksuit and white flat trainers...
Police would like to speak to this suspect after a substantial attempted theft. Eagle eyed staff at our members store, Spar, Hackenthorpe in Sheffield successfully stopped the suspect leaving the store with a substantial amount of goods in the stores basket. The alert staff retrieved goods worth £92.08 and the basket worth £25. The incident took place at, Spar Hackenthorpe, Sheffield on Sunday 24 April 2022 at 8:40am. The suspect is described as a white male, mid to late 20s, slim build...
Two suspects wanted by police banned for life from members store... A suspect duo from Sheffield are wanted for questioning by the police in connection with a theft from independent retailer Spar. The incident took place in Spar, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield on the 1 April 2022 at 08.25am
Suspect Robber Newham East London. Brave woman tackles armed robber, Newham, east London. 20 January 2022
Suspect wanted by the Police after a large quantity of meat was stolen from Spar retailer in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield. The incident took place on Thursday 4 January 2022 at 1:28pm. The CCTV footage shows the male entered the store and chose a News paper before opening the fridge and selecting a large quantity meat. The footage also shows that one of the packs of meat he stole was leaking blood all over the stores floor before the suspect placed the joint of meat in his bag, the blood...
Lone Male Suspect Targeted Members Spar Retail Store, Fills His Basket And Leaves Store Without Making Payment
Caution Suspected Traveling Romanian/Asian Gang Targeting Retailers! Three females and one male are wanted by the Police for a substantial suspected distraction theft from one of our newest members stores!.. The four wanted suspects entered our members Spar retail store and made off with £493 worth of baby products including baby formula, after distracting retail staff. They used the following techniques to distract staff and make off with goods, without making any payment.
One of our members on the 13 January 2021 expierenced aggressive behaviouir from a customer, who when approached by a member staff about him not wearing a face mask. The male in question ignored the member of staff and went over and grabbed a bottle of beer when the staff member then asked him again to wear a face mask he throws the bottle of beer at the counter breaking the bottle and putting staff at risk. The male then started calling the staff member names, he then said to one of...
Lone female suspect Simply Fresh Old Oak wanted for theft of meat and fish on the 5th October 2020. To report this suspect use ref VIOO6102020
Teen thugs throw fizzy drinks back into a store moments after stealing them! 20th October 2019. These teens have targeted this store on a number of different occasions, the police have been informed and we have been advised that the teen thugs will be getting a visit from the police. Suspect(s) Description: 4 male teenagers, aged between 15 and 17 years old, all wearing dark clothing with hoods up. You can report these teen males using video reference number VISH201019 Visit the Catch a Thi
**WANTED** Theft of two crates of lager Spar Hackenthorpe Sheffield 19th October 2019. Suspect(s) Description: White male, in his late 20s - early 30s, about 5ft 9ins, light brown/mousey hair, wearing a grey Addidas tracksuit. You can report this suspect using video reference number VISH191019. Visit the Catch a Thief UK at https://www.catchathief.co.uk
**With Audio** Attempted card fraud Drinks World Kings Norton Birmingham 29th May 2019 VIBI290519 Two asian males wanted by the police for an attempted card fraud at a retail store in Kings Norton Birmingham, the male in the black tries to enter details of a stolen card in the card reader, so he did not have to use the pin, while the male in the white top tries to distract the store assistant, when the store assistant realises what was going on and refused the transaction, the male in the...
**UPDATE** This suspect has been identified and a referral is being made to local support services, with the collaboration of the store and CAT UK, that will be able to help him.
On the 9th June 2019 a suspect male enters a Spar store in Lindford, Hampshire and fills his shopping trolley with goods, whilst putting goods in his bag. The suspect was stopped outside the store and the trolley along with the goods were recovered, however the suspect ran off with the goods that he put in his bag.
On the 4th May 2019 a male tricks a store assistant into giving him extra cash, he entered the store with another male, who may also be involved with the scam. Is it possible this male suspect has been in your store and done the same thing? Suspects Description! White European male, around 5ft 10ins, in his late twenties, wearing blue jeans, black jumper, flipflops and a black hat. You can report this suspect at https://www.catchathief.co.uk/anonymously-report-a-suspect quoting reference nu
On the 17th April 2019 at a Spar store in Lindford, Hampshire, a lone female suspect takes bottle of gin without making payment. Suspects Description! White female, about 5ft 6ins, between 30 and 40 years old, medium build, mousy brown hair, carring a red bag, wearing open shoes, black trousers, black t-shirt and a black jacket. You can report this suspect at https://www.catchathief.co.uk/anonymo... quoting refrence number VILI170419
On the 26th March 2019 a lone male suspect makes off with a packet of tobacco without making payment, from a Spar store in Lindford, Hampshire. Suspects Description! White male, 30 to 35 years old, slim build, about 5ft 8ins tall, dark hair, goaty beard, wearing a white woolen top, black bottoms and black trainers. You can report this suspect at https://www.catchathief.co.uk/anonymo... quoting reference number VILI260319
Female suspect fills her bag with food, coffee, cakes and a magazine, she then leaves the store without making payment. Suspects Decription! White female around late 20's - Early 30's and approx 5ft 6" wearing Navy blue hooded jacket, with yellow polo shirt. dark trouser, and dark trainers with white soles...
On the 22 nd of April 2019 at 19:30 hrs & again at 20:30 hrs, three teenagers are hanging outside a Sheffiel Spar store in Hackenthorpe, South Yorkshire for a few minutes, after watching the store they enter, pick up chcolate and cans of fizzy drinks, they then leave the store without paying for the goods. Then on the 29th April 2019 the same young people enter the store and again take chocolate and fizzy cans of drinks. These are not the only time the teenagers have been in the store....
Suspect gets aggressive with a female store assistant after he is caught concealing cans of Scrumpy Jack Cider! Catch a Thief UK have matched this suspect to another incdent at the same store back on the 27th December 2018, to see follow the link below. On the 15th April 2019 at a Spar store in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, UK, a lone male becomes aggressive with a female store assistant, after she confronts him for concealing four cans of Scrumpy Jack cider.....
On the 13th March 2019 two female suspects enter a store in Willenhall, Coventry, West Midlands and encourage a young boy to steal alcohol and a can of coke, also one of the female suspects put alcohol in her pocket whilst the other kept a lookout they all left the store without making payment. The young boys face has been blured to protect his identity and preserve his rights.
New suspect wanted by the Police, Simply Local, Willenhall, Coventry 15th Febuary 2019 VICO15219! Can you help CAT UK find this suspect? Female enters shop, goes to the confectionery aisle and starts filing her bags with chocolate, then walks straight out without paying. Suspects Description! Female between the age old 38-42 years old wearing a dark jacket, dark bottoms white or light coloured trainers she had a red shopping bag and black handbag she was also wearing a beanie hat...
These suspects are wanted in connection with a theft from a Spar store in Lindford, Hampshire on the 25th of January 2019, the male in the green camouflage jacket entered the store with his two accomplices and picked up a crate of Stella while the other two followed...
A suspect entered a Spar store in Hackenthorp, Sheffield, on the 21st January 2018 and purchased a energy drink, the suspect paid with a fake £20 note, the shopkeeper believed the £20 to be genuine, the suspect then said that the shopkeeper had not gave him the right change, he then by mistake gave the suspect a extra £10 note, the member of staff had originaly gave the suspect the right change, the suspect then asked to change another £20 which was a fake too.
Suspect enters Spar Hackenthorpe and takes 8 beers without paying. If you know who this suspect is, you can report him anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org, use video reference number VISH2718
**UPDATE** We are pleased to announce this person has now been identified. He has been arrested and believed to be caught with a knife, police are investigating alleged shoplifting and robbery. Thank you to everyone who contacted us, your help keeps communities safe.
On 16th November 2018 two females are wanted for distracting a retail sales person while the other one helped them self to the stores stock. To report this crime anonymously quoting video reference number VICO161118
Can you help Catch a Thief identify this trio wanted by the police in connection with a substantial fraud that has left a Birmingham store owner £502 out of pocket! 14th Sep 2018, quote ref VIBI140918 when reporting anonymously.
Suspect wanted for theft of 9 bottles of wine worth £59, To report anonymously use reference number VISH020918
Male and female suspects wanted for theft of alcohol, To report anonymously use reference number VICO011018
The police have advised not to approach this suspect as he is deemed as Dangerous, he is also on the polices wanted list for a number of other crimes.
Suspect wanted for attempted theft, he also threatened staff when he was confronted and spotted by staff at a Simply Local store in Coventry.
Coventry suspect wanted for cheese theft on the 16th May 2018, lone male puts a number of packets of cheese in his bag and leaves the store without paying.
Man enters store and fills his bag with cheese from a store in Loughborough, May 2018
Suspect wanted for theft from a Simply Local Store in Swindon, Wiltshire, on the 13th May 2018 Ref VISN1305
Suspect wanted! On the 30th March 2018, a lone male runs from a Spar store in Sheffield with £80 worth of goods, after being told his Debit Card had been declined. You can report this suspect anonymously quoting VISH3018
In the UK violence and theft against retail outlets and their staff are at record highs, also costing the general public and UK businesses Millions of pounds each year, this raises the price of the goods we buy, also causing many businesses to close down.
Our mission is to significantly reduce theft and anti-social-behaviour in our members retail outlets and get suspects identified who are wanted in connection with suspected crime, "Helping To Make Our Communities Safer - Better Places."
We will publicly display CCTV footage and images of suspects on this website, who are wanted in connection with anti-social behaviour and theft, we also appeal to the public, sharing images and footage of suspects who are wanted by the police through our social media platforms.
The general public can help to identify suspects in their own area, using our anonymous online reporting system.
Male suspect wanted by police for helping himself to a bag full of customers parcels. The incident took place at Spar Hackenthorpe, Sheffield 3 April 2023
On Thursday 26 April 2022 at approx 3:20pm a male suspect helped himself to a number of the stores products before quickly exiting without making payment. The suspected theft took place at Spar, Hackenthorpe in Sheffield. The male is described as follows: White male, medium build, approx 5ft 8ins tall, late 20s to early 30s, wearing a Hi Viz waistcoat, green hooded Nike tracksuit and white flat trainers. We have a part vehicle regeneration number to a orange van that he left...
Businesses can upload footage, images and report incidents directly to Catch a Thief UK using our easy to use online crime management system, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Catch a Thief UK will provide your business with a crime reference number for all incidents, we will keep you updated every step of the way.
Retailers and other businesses can report any incidents directly to Catch a Thief UK.