Officers investigating two burglaries at a high street store in Bournemouth town centre are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.
The most recent incident happened at around 1.25am on Wednesday 29 October 2014 at Superdrug in Commercial Road when a man forced entry to the front of the shop and, using shopping baskets, stole a large quantity of perfume and men’s after shave.
The suspect was seen to leave the store carrying items in baskets and head towards Orchard Street. He is described as white and of slim to medium build. He was wearing slim fitting grey jeans, black trainers with white on the bottom and a black jacket with a bright pink hooded top underneath with the hood up.
Police Constable Sara Freestone, of Bournemouth police, said: “The suspect was stood outside the store before he gained entry and we know from CCTV footage that a number of people were in the area at the time. I urge anyone who witnessed this incident or saw a man matching this description to get in contact.”
The Superdrug store was also targeted on Monday 27 October 2014 between 3.42am and 5am. A large quantity of perfume and after shave was taken.
The offender in this incident was described as white, of slim to medium build, with short dark hair and a stubble beard. He was wearing a dark jacket, dark jeans and black trainers with white on the bottom.
PC Freestone continued: “We believe the same man is responsible for both burglaries and we would urge anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV footage to call Dorset Police in confidence.”
Call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 29:60. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.