Sunday, 26 May 2019

Shoplifters caught in the act

These people are being hunted by police in connection with shoplifting.

THESE people are wanted by police in connection with a series of shoplifting offences.

Officers have released CCTV images of the suspects in the hope that people will come forward to identify them.

One image shows a man suspected of stealing groceries from Sainsbury’s in Bell Street, Henley, at 4.45pm on April 14. He is described as about 22, 6ft and of average build with short mousy blonde hair and a barbed wire tattoo around his upper right arm. He was wearing a dark T-shirt with a large red Arizona motif on the front.

Another image shows an older couple suspected of stealing meat from Sainsbury’s on two occasions. They were first captured on CCTV taking £30 worth of meat at 1.30pm on April 15 and then taking about £35 worth of chilled food at 11.57am on June 5.

The man is described as in his fifties, about 5ft 10in, with white hair and an average build. On the first occasion he was wearing smart jeans and shoes and carrying a red bag. The woman was about 50, 5ft 6in, of average build and had short, greying curly hair. On the first occasion she was wearing a handbag across her chest.

On the second occasion the man was wearing a short-sleeved cream shirt with pockets on the front, jeans and smart shoes and the woman was wearing a light-coloured T-shirt and light-coloured jeans.

Another image shows a man suspected of stealing £40 worth of meat from the same store at about 5.30pm on May 22. He is described as about 5ft 8in and was wearing a light grey zipped top, dark jeans and white trainers.

Builders’ merchant Jewson in Reading Road was targeted by shoplifters on June 5 between 11.45am and 12.45pm. Three padlocks were cut in an attempt to access the store’s kitchen fixtures and fittings.

Police would like to speak to a man who said he was trying to match bricks. He was in his mid-thirties to forties, of medium build and had thinning hair. He was wearing jeans, a black jacket and sunglasses.

Another image shows a man suspected of stealing four bottles of spirits from the Co-op in Wood Lane, Sonning Common, between 5pm and 5.15pm on April 5. He was 35 to 40 and wearing white trainers, dark jeans and a black jacket. He made off in a car waiting outside the store, driven by another man.

The same store was targeted again on May 12 at 2.15pm by a man who stole meat. He is described as about 6ft, in his twenties with gelled dark hair and a receding hairline. He was wearing sunglasses, a Superdry jacket, green Henley jeans and black trainers. He is believed to have had an accomplice who was talking on his phone while walking through the store.

Insp Mark Harling, head of Henley police, said: “We are trying to identify the people who can help us with these investigations. With people travelling further afield in order to commit crime, we need to make sure that no investigative opportunities are missed.” Anyone with information should call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number, 101.

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