Officers investigating the theft of a vacuum cleaner from Sainsbury’s supermarket on Ringwood Road, Ferndown have released a CCTV image of a picture of the suspect.
The incident took place between 3.45pm and 4.15pm on Tuesday 12 August 2014.
A woman entered the store and bought a vacuum cleaner. She then returned about 30 minutes later and asked for a refund. The staff gave the refund but only realised later that the returned box contained garden waste instead of the vacuum cleaner.
East Dorset Neighbourhood Inspector Simon Perry said: “I am now able to release a CCTV image of the suspect.
“I would urge anyone who recognises the women pictured to contact police in confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting crime number 33239. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.