Shoplifters sell online

Businesses should check websites such as eBay and Gumtree to see if any listed products match items possibly stolen from stores.

Stolen items such as clothes may be listed as new with or without tags, with a significant markdown on the retail value.

If you can verify a product is unique to your store’s stock by identifying key indicators, markings or branding, please report that information to police.

It is important retailers gather as much information as possible about the stolen goods and where they are posted online before reporting to police.