Police apprehended a girl followinga chase downBeaumont Street after she wasallegedly seen shoplifting from an Islington boutique.

Owner Catherine Hart confronted the girl around 4pm yesterday afternoon. The girl declined to move her bag, thenfled thepremises.

Staff followed the girl down Beaumont Street and asked police on dutynear Hamiltontrain station for help.

Police stopped the girl and found syringes and a knife in her bag.

The cardigan was returned to the store intact.

Ms Hart said the store had its fair share of shrinkage butthat she “had a pretty high success rate in getting stuff back.”

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