In the last two months, 14 people have been arrested for shoplifting, they include:
*A 30-year-old man from Wakefield was sentenced to 22 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months after stealing from B&M on three occasions in May this year.
*A 35-year-old man from Normanton was jailed for 26 weeks in Prison for stealing from Heron Foods and committing a burglary at Normanton Library.
*A 33-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 weeks but suspended for 12 months for stealing from B&M in Normanton.
*A 31-year-old man from Normanton has been charged with three theft offences. He’s due to appear at Leeds Magistrates on August 14 2020.
*A 29-year-old man from Normanton has been charged with three theft offences he’s due in court for 14 August 2020.
*A 24-year-old man has been charged with theft, he’s due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on 23 July.
*A 19-year-old man from Normanton was given an adult conditional caution for a theft offence.
*A 39-year-old man from Normanton has been charged with a theft offence and assault. He’s due at Leeds Magistrates Court on 21 August.
*A 41-year-old woman from Normanton has been given an adult community resolution for a theft offence.
*A 31-year-old man from Normanton has been charged with a burglary offence and is due to appear at Leeds magistrates on 26 August.
*A 38-year-old man from Wakefield was sentenced to eight weeks in prison for a theft offence.
*A 41-year-old man has been charged with a theft offence in Featherstone he’s due at Leeds Magistrates Court on 7 September
*A 38-year-old woman from Wakefield has been charged with theft offence in Featherstone, she’s due at Leeds Magistrates Court on 20 August.
*A 25-year-old man has been charged with two theft offences in Featherstone, he’s due at Leeds Magistrates Court on 20 August
Inspector Sohail Mohammed of Wakefield North East and Rural NPT said: "Shoplifting is a blight on retailers and we have been keen to assist them by reducing offences and taking action against thieves.
"Shoplifting is not a victimless crime, it is a crime that affects retailer and the general public. Shoplifting represents a huge cost to retailers, and inevitably, to society as a whole.
"We will continue to tackle these types of crime, and work effectively with businesses and partners to combat them. That includes dealing robustly with any abuse or violence offered to employees. Retailers have kept the country going and provided a valuable service to us all during unprecedented times
"I’m glad to see that the hard work of the neighbourhood policing team has paid off, and we have caught and prosecuted these offenders for these crimes.
"Suspects for shoplifting are regularly uploaded to our Caught on Camera website and I would encourage anyone who recognises persons on there to contact the force on the contact details provided."