Police in Rotterdam have arrested over 140 juveniles for shoplifting in two major operations, Nos tv reports on Thursday.
The teenagers are spread across 22 schools throughout the province and involved at least 230 shops, Nos says.
The first investigation resulted in 61 arrests, mainly of girls, who operated in small groups and stole ‘in order to belong’.
The second investigation focuses on Groningen city itself and involved 80 boys and girls at all types of secondary school. The thefts were planned at school and stolen property often stored in school lockers, Nos said.
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