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Peaches Geldof caught shoplifting

2011-10-24 13:27
London - Peaches Geldof has been caught shoplifting make-up from British high-street chain Boots.

The 22-year-old star - who is the daughter of musician and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates - was reportedly spotted by a store detective stuffing around £60 worth of cosmetic products into her handbag as she strolled around a branch in London's Regent Street on Friday.

While Peaches - who has been accused of shoplifting four times in the past - was seized by staff and forced to hand over the goods, she was let go without the police being called.

A Scotland Yard source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "We certainly get reports of smaller value thefts which are prosecuted. Shoplifters will generally carry on doing it until they are caught and hauled over the coals."

A staff member at the store confirmed: "Yes, Peaches Geldof was caught by an undercover detective with around £60 worth of make-up.

"She stuffed it in her handbag and also a small yellow Selfridges bag she was carrying. She was calm when she was caught and wasn't arrested as she handed the stash over. We filled in a recovery note and she has been banned from the store.

"She wrote down her address and we rang a number to confirm it. I think it was her boyfriend, and we let her go."

Completely cool

Meanwhile, an onlooker explained Peaches - who lives in North London with her rocker boyfriend Tom Cohen - looked "completely cool" and "totally casual", despite being caught out.

The bystander said: "When she left she went right to the back of the store so she didn't go past the tills. A store detective followed her outside and brought her back in. I heard him say, 'Do you know why I've brought you back?'

"I didn't hear her response but she was ­completely cool. You'd think someone would be embarrassed or upset, but she was totally casual as though it was nothing out of the ordinary.

"He took her into a back office and five minutes later she came out and left the store, calm as you like again."

A Boots spokesperson said of the claims: "Unfortunately, we are not able to comment on individual customer circumstances." publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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