Despite a heavy presence and new systems introduced last year to crack down on shoplifting, stores around Geraldton continue to be targeted. Last week, a 44-year-old woman from Perth stole a six-pack of Carlton Dry from BWS in Stirlings Central. Geraldton police said the woman walked out without paying and was issued an on-the-spot fine of $500. At TerryWhite Chemmart Bluff Point, a 46-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman are alleged to have stolen perfume and were arrested and placed on protective bail conditions. They are due to appear in Geraldton Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 15. At Cellarbrations Central, a 20-year-old is alleged to have tried to steal two 10-packs of Jack Daniels 10 per cent cans. Geraldton police said staff recognised he was acting suspiciously and were able to take back one 10-pack before he ran out of the store with the other. He has been summonsed to appear in court on Thursday, March 14. Geraldton police have introduced new methods of communication between retailers to curb shoplifting, allowing store managers to post suspicious behaviour to other retailers. It also gives police access to information quickly, enabling patrols to respond quickly to incidents.