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A part time dedicated store detective has been involved in 425 incidents of retail stock loss and recovered at least £46,000 in stolen goods in the fifth year of the BID (2014/15). The detection rate for incidents relating to CityNet members was 92%, and just 32% for non-members thus proving the value of membership.
The detective is funded by the BID and is linked to the CityNet radio scheme. They roam around the city centre and liaise closely with the Police, CityNet staff and security staff from the retailers themselves.
To book a consultation or visit of the store detective, please contact the CityNet team on 01905 731612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The support my store receives from the BID Store Detective is second to none. With their help we are predicting to cut our store losses by over half since May 2014.” – Ian Symonds, Store Manager, WH Smith (High Street)
“The dedicated store detective has been extremely effective in ensuring that our stock loss is minimised – they have been a big help to us and have saved us thousands of pounds as a result of the BID either through recovery of stolen goods or through their reputation amongst the criminal fraternity.” – Bev Mitchell, New Look (Friary Walk, CrownGate Shopping Centre).