Officers in East Dorset are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a number of shoplifting offences – with CCTV images of the suspects being released.
The first theft happened at around 5.40pm on Tuesday 3 February when a woman stole bottles of wine from the Co-op store in Smugglers Lane, Colehill.
On Tuesday 24 February at around 6.05pm a theft took place at the BP Garage in Ringwood Road, St Leonards. Two men and a woman entered the store and selected various items, including several cans of energy drink, confectionary, ready meals and juices, before walking out of the shop without making an attempt to pay for the products.
Another incident took place at around 2.15pm on Tuesday 24 March when a man took two bottles of champagne, biscuits and chocolates from the Co-op in Station Road, West Moors, and left the shop without paying.
On Saturday 4 April at Lloyds Pharmacy in The Square, Wimborne, a man and a woman entered the store, placed a large quantity of make-up products into a bag and left without paying.
Police Constable Adam Aggas, of Ferndown police, said: “I am now able to release CCTV images of a number of individuals I would like to speak to in connection with these incidents.
“Anyone who may recognise any of the people pictured in these images should contact me, in confidence, on 101.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting crime numbers 4927/8031/12398/14593 respectively. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.