Sunday, 22 October 2017

Police hunting shoplifters release images of suspects

These eight people are being hunted by police in connection with a series of thefts at a Henley supermarket, jewellers

These eight people are being hunted by police in connection with a series of thefts at a Henley supermarket, jewellers and corner shop.

Police have released CCTV images so residents can help to identify them.

One photograph shows two women aged about 16 or 17 years old who have targeted Sainsbury’s twice in as many days.

The teenagers entered the Bell Street store on February 6 and 8 and have stolen four bottles of champagne and boxes of Guylan and Lindt chocolates.

Their loot was in excess of £150 and they would hold their carrier bags away from the scales on the self-service tills to make their theft appear legitimate.

The girls are described as both having long dark hair and each around 5ft fin tall.

One was wearing a white blouse with a red jumper, long black jacket with a furry collar, short skirt and dark coloured tights.

The second girl was wearing a black leather-effect jacket and dark coloured trousers.

Police believe that the girls could be students at The Henley College.

In another image, a man has been caught on camera in Sainsabury’s on ?????? removing fillet steak, cider and a ready meal from a shelf before leaving the store without making an attempt to pay.

He is described as white, about 30-years-old, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall with short light brown hair and facial stubble.

The thief was wearing a navy short-sleeved polo top, paint-stained jeans and hunter wellington boots. Police say he always carries a Sainsbury’s bag.

Another image shows a man who stole batteries (£287) and food (£6) from Sainsbury’s on February 10. He was seen putting the items into a brown bag before leaving without paying.

He is described as white, aged between 20 and 30, 5ft 10in tall with spiky hair with blonde tips, wearing a gold jacket, dark chinos and dark blue boat shoes.

Two women stole ???? from the DJ King jewellery store in Bell Street on February 27.

While they were being shown items of jewellery, one of them concealed the ???? on their person and left when staff noticed it was missing.

Both women are described as being of Eastern European descent and about 5ft 4in tall, of chubby build with dark brown or black hair.

One woman is in her 20s, has her hair in a bob and is wearing a headscarf, floor-length leopard print skirt and a short grey jacket.

The second woman is described as about 40-years-old, wearing a floor-length skirt, with an unknown pattern, and a grey jacket.

Another two images show two men who stole four bottles of wine worth £25 from The Corner Shop, Lower Shiplake on February 1.

A mixed-race man wearing a black scarf and grey top was accompanied by a white man with swarthy skin, dressed in dark clothes.

They entered the store and started to ask questions in an attempt to distract staff before both grabbing two bottles of wine each and leaving the store without paying.

The owner of the store (find out who etc) followed them in his car down Mill Road but the thieves had vanished.

If you have information or can identify any of the people in these images, call Henley police on 101, the non-emergency number.



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THESE eight people are wanted by police in connection with a series of thefts from Henley shops.

Police have released CCTV images of the suspects in the hope that people will help to identify them.

One photograph shows two girls, aged 16 or 17, who targeted Sainsbury’s in Bell Street twice on February 6 and 8.

The teenagers stole four bottles of champagne and two boxes of chocolates, worth more than £150.

Police said they held their carrier bags away from the scales on the self-service tills to make it look like they were making a legitimate purchase.

Both girls were about 5ft and had long dark hair. One was wearing a white blouse with a red jumper, long black jacket with a furry collar, short skirt and dark-coloured tights. The other was wearing a black leather-effect jacket and dark-coloured trousers. Police believe the thieves could be students.

In another image, a man is seen stealing fillet steak, cider and a ready meal at Sainsbury’s on February 6.

He is described as white, about 30, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in with short light-brown hair and facial stubble. He was wearing a navy short-sleeved polo top, paint-stained jeans and Hunter-style wellington boots and was carrying a Sainsbury’s bag.

Another image shows a man who stole batteries and food worth £293 from Sainsbury’s on February 10.

He was seen putting the items into a brown bag before leaving without paying. He is described as white, aged between 20 and 30, 5ft 10in with spiky hair with blonde tips and wearing a gold jacket, dark chinos and dark blue boat shoes.

Two women stole a link-chained charm bracelet with an engraved heart padlock worth £765 from D J King jewellery in Bell Street on February 27. Police said one of the women took the bracelet while they were being shown items of jewellery and they left the shop when staff noticed it was missing.

Both women are described as being of eastern European origin, about 5ft 4in and chubby with dark brown or black hair. One woman was in her twenties and was wearing a headscarf, floor-length leopard print skirt and a short grey jacket. The other was about 40 and wearing a floor-length skirt and a grey jacket.

Two other images show two men who stole four bottles of wine worth £25 from the Corner Shop in Lower Shiplake on February 1. They entered the store and asked questions in an attempt to distract staff before both grabbed two bottles of wine each and left the store without paying.

The store owner followed them in his car along Mill Road but then lost sight of them.

One man was of mixed race and wearing a black scarf and grey top and the other was white with swarthy skin and wearing dark clothes.

Insp Mark Harling, head of Henley police, said neighbourhood officers were working with traders to revive the town’s Shopwatch scheme in an attempt to reduce shoplifting.

He said: “We hope that by working together we can reduce the losses that shops suffer.”

If you have information or can identify any of the people in these images, call Henley police on 101, the non-emergency number.

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