Shoplifting in operators’ sights

LEFT REELING: Spot On Fishing’s Craig Philp and Jamie Coates are frustrated by shoplifters who think they will get away with stealing from their store. Picture: TODD LEWIS

SHOPLIFTING remains an ongoing challenge for businesses in Mount Gambier with a spate of recent incidents in the city leaving local retailers frustrated.

Spot On Fishing was a recent victim of dishonest criminal behaviour when a thief entered the store on Tuesday and stole a handle from a fishing reel.

It was not until last Wednesday when staff Craig Philp and Jamie Coates noticed the reel part missing and reviewed security camera footage.

“Quite often you do not catch


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