ARARAT has seen a spate of thefts from its supermarkets during the winter months.
Sergeant Shane Allgood, of Ararat, said police had received reports of thefts from Woolworth's Ararat, Ritchies SUPA IGA, and Aldi.
On June 6 a 36-year-old male stole various items from Ritchies SUPA IGA to the value of $110.
Police arrested him and he was charged and bailed to court.
Then on July 9 a 34-year-old male from Lake Bolac took $200 worth of items from Woolworth's in Ararat.
Another male, this time a 31-year-old, was charged for stealing a bottle of alcohol from Aldi worth $35.
He was also charged and bailed to court.
"We're getting a bit of this," Sergeant Allgood said. "We're definitely getting an increase in shop thefts."
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