Britain is now the shoplifting capital of Europe - the crime has increased by over 12% in the last year. The summer riots highlighted that Brits are prepared to break the law and steal to get what they want. Secrets of the Shoplifters heads to the front line of the battle between the shops and the robbers, revealing the cunning and clever up-to-date tactics employed by both sides. Store detectives are refusing to give up the fight, and shoplifters are equally determined to outwit them. It's a surreal world of cat and mouse - detectives scour Facebook while lifters use a plethora of complex tricks to try to disable those seemingly unmovable tags. The programme also examines how the economic climate has meant criminals are targeting food rather than clothing, and why store detectives put themselves in the path of danger as they try to detain offenders.