CHESTER businesses are to recieve 200 radios to help crack down on retail theft.
Members of the Chester Against Business Crime (CABC) initiative will receive a radio which links them into a network where they can work with the police to tackle offenders.
Businesses who have joined the successful initiative will be receiving new state-of- the-art digital radios to replace their old analogue ones.
Bob Lelliott, Chester city centre crime manager, said: “There are 200 radios out on the streets at present, which are the eyes and ears in the city.
“If a shop has an incident they can record it on the forms handed out and use the radio to link with the police.”
The scheme has resulted in nearly £50,000 worth of stock belonging to city businesses being recovered during the last financial year.
Mr Lelliott added: “What we’ve usually found is businesses recover their membership cost from the first month, so it’s a very good radio system.”