TODAY is Christmas Jumper Day and as part of increased foot patrols in town centres for #OpSANTA17, Dyfed-Powys Police has dealt with a man caught stealing two Christmas jumpers.

Officers in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, were out on foot in a bid to protect businesses and shoppers from thieves.

During their patrol they were informed by a security guard that they suspected a man had items hidden on him that he’d stolen from a store.

The man was stopped by police and they found two Christmas jumpers.

He was voluntarily interviewed and was issued a £90 fixed penalty notice. He has also been banned from all Ammanford shops that participate in the Steal and Be Banned scheme.

PC Steve Morris said: “We’re carrying out extra patrols in the town centre as part of our Operation Safe and Nice to All (SANTA) Christmas campaign activity to prevent shoplifting.

“We were made aware that a man had stolen items on his person and made off from the shop. We caught up with him and were able to reprimand him immediately with an FPN and a ban from all town centre shops.

“We’ll be carrying on with patrols in the lead up to Christmas to protect our local businesses from and shoppers who visit the town centre from thieves. This activity is being carried out throughout the Dyfed-Powys force area as part of Operation SANTA.”

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