Police Commissioner Andrew Coster has announced the establishment of the National Retail Investigation Support Unit, to target high priority repeat retail offending, Stuff reports. “The financial impact of this offending is significant, however we’re also seeing an impact on the safety, wellbeing and health of people working in retail in New Zealand,” Coster said. Retail NZ chief executive Greg Harford​ said the sector had been calling for a crime taskforce for some time. “The increasing levels of violence, aggression and anti-social behaviour makes this more important than ever,” Harford​ said. Coster agreed, adding, “No retail worker or customer should experience fear or trauma when going about their day-to-day activities.”