38 people arrested in shoplifting incident in Cherry Hill – WHYY

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Cherry Hill police said they arrested 38 people accused of a series of shoplifting incidents during a two-day operation last month.

According to police, “tens of thousands” of dollars worth of stolen merchandise was recovered. Cherry Hill police worked with more than 20 local retailers and merchants involved in the Cherry Hill Retail Theft Initiative, which helped conduct regular enforcement actions.

Plainclothes police officers were also deployed to stop suspected thieves. Detective Robert Daniello said that the cooperation of everyone involved led to the success of the operation.

“When everyone is on the same page and working together, it makes our job much easier,” Daniello said in a press release.

“Public safety is my top priority and I will ensure the department has the resources it needs to continue to pursue innovative approaches to fighting crime and finding solutions to public safety problems,” said Cherry Hill Mayor David Fleisher. “The police anti-shoplifting initiative is a great example of a collaborative approach to solving a complex problem.”