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Boots shoplifting caught - no police involved??

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  • Boots shoplifting caught - no police involved??

    Me and my friend are 18 years old and we stupidly tried to take some things from Boots like makeup and probiotic but we took the wrapper off which makes it look suspicious. As we left the store we got caught by the security guard and dragged into the store. He took pictures of us, the items and our provisional driving licenses. He didnít say much at all to us and seemed very pissed off. Then he told us to leave without calling the police but will the police be informed about it now?

    We fully regret our decisions and are willing to pay for our consequences. However we are unsure of what these consequences will be. From what we have read online, we think that we will be sent a letter home for us to pay a fine but who will send this letter? Will it be the police or Boots? Also, what will the envelope look like because we donít want our parents finding and opening it.

    If anyone could help us with these details, we would be grateful.
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    Hi Anonymous1

    Firstly, it is very unlikely the police will be involved. What is likely to happen is that you will be sent a 'speculative invoice' without any breakdown of any costs or loss to Boots. The 'speculative invoice' is sent by a recovery company (they will send multiple letters, just ignore them). The envelope will or should be plain as not to cause embarrassment.

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    • #3

      Most of the answers on here say that we wont be receiving a letter, however the security at Boots have a picture of our ID which has our address on it. Although they needed that to identify us, would they not send us a letter regarding a ban to our home?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Anonymous1 View Post
        Most of the answers on here say that we wont be receiving a letter, however the security at Boots have a picture of our ID which has our address on it. Although they needed that to identify us, would they not send us a letter regarding a ban to our home?
        I think you need to carry on your day to day life, stop worrying about what Boots might or might not send. Whatever they send is 'nonsense', simply because they are unable to breakdown their costs / losses.

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