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Officers investigating a number of shoplifting offences in Portsmouth and Southsea have charged a 29-year-old woman.
Rosie Beryl Elsie Marsh, aged 29, of no fixed abode, has been charged with five shoplifting offences in relation to the following incidents, which occurred between 16 July and 11 November 2020:
• On Thursday 16 July, meat products worth approximately £28 were stolen from the Co-Op store on Fawcett Road, Portsmouth.
• On Saturday 12 September, groceries valued at £57 were stolen from the Co-Op store on Winter Road, Southsea.
• On Saturday 19 September, around £30 worth of meat products were stolen from the Co-Op store on Great Southsea Street, Southsea.
• On Monday 28 September, £17 worth of gammon steaks were stolen from the Co-Op store on Elm Grove, Southsea.
• On Tuesday 11 November, chocolate worth approximately £110 was stolen from Sainsburys on Albert Road, Southsea.
Marsh has been remanded on bail and will appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on Monday 21 December.
The investigation formed part of Operation Monster, which sees local officers in Portsmouth work with local businesses to tackle aggravated shoplifting and other offences against them.