Cost of living, high interest rates drive retail theft

By Kaitlyn Offer and William Ton
Updated June 20 2024 - 1:40pm, first published 1:34pm
Theft of groceries, alcohol and petrol is on the rise with police blaming the cost-of-living crisis. (Dan Peled/AAP PHOTOS)
Theft of groceries, alcohol and petrol is on the rise with police blaming the cost-of-living crisis. (Dan Peled/AAP PHOTOS)

The painful cost of living and high interest rates are being blamed for growing retail thefts of groceries, alcohol and petrol.

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