'We are doing everything in our power to combat crime in our communities and keep people safe when they shop'
Central England Co-operative has launched a range of security measures in its food stores amid rising concern n the retail industry over criminal attacks.
After a review of store security, the society says it has improved existing measures and put new ones to show criminals that targeting its stores is not “worth the risk”.
Improvements include specialist tracking devices on a range of items – from cigarettes to ATMs – which directly lead the police to criminals. There has also been a change to closing times and a review of the way security guards are used.