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CCTV appeal in Wimborne

Police want to speak to these people in connection with a shoplifting offence Credit: Dorset Police

Officers investigating a shoplifting offence in Wimborne are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward – with CCTV images of two suspects being released.

The offence happened at the Waitrose store, Rowlands Hill, on Monday 9 February 2015 at around 6.20pm.

A man and a woman entered the store and looked around the wine and spirits aisle. The woman selected a number of bottles of sprits and placed them in her shoulder bag. The man paid for a separate item before they left the store together, without making any attempt to pay for the bottles in the woman’s bag.

“Following my investigations, I am now in a position to release CCTV images of the suspects. I am appealing to witnesses and anyone who recognises the man and woman in the photo, to contact me in confidence on 101.”

– Police Constable Adam Aggas, of Ferndown police

Woman shoplifts hundreds of pounds worth of goods

Police want to speak to this woman over a series of shoplifting incidents at stores in Crowborough. Credit: Sussex Police

Police want to speak to her over a series of shoplifting incidents at stores in Crowborough.

At about 3pm on 7 November a woman was seen stealing 11 black rectangular Ted Baker fragrance sets worth £176 from Boots in High Street, Crowborough.

At 4.30pm on 27 November the same woman was recorded on CCTV leaving The Original Factory Shop in the Fernbank Shopping Centre in the town with eight hooded tops worth £280.

On 27 November she was again filmed at Boots in High Street, this time taking two Ted Baker eau de toilette gift sets, four Ted Baker wash bag sets, three For Her fragrance sets and a One Direction fragrance set, worth a total of £178.

In each case the items were put into an orange Superdry bag before the woman left the shop without paying for them.

Anyone with information should email quoting serial 1217 of 17/11, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


Security guard assaulted after chasing shoplifter

Officers are appealing for information after a supermarket worker was assaulted as he tried to stop a suspected shoplifter in Canterbury.

It happened on 30th June at around 10:15pm after three people ran away from Sainsbury's in Kingsmead Road.

One of the security staff chased a suspect and found him hiding in bushes.

As he tried to detain him, the suspect ran off along the River Stour.

The security guard eventually caught him but the man struck him in the stomach, leaving him with a 10cm cut.

He then ran off in the direction of Stonebridge Road.

Kent Police Constable Jim Roberts, from the Canterbury Local District Policing Team, said:

The main offender is described as being a man around 6ft tall, with short brown hair and a scar above his eye. He was wearing a black zip-up jacket, a black T-shirt with a skull and crossbones motif on the front, black jogging bottoms and black trainers.

The other two people were a second man, 6ft tall and of stocky build, wearing a black top with the hood up and navy blue jeans; and a woman wearing a grey cardigan, grey T-shirt, navy blue jeans and brown sandals. She was carrying a shopping bag.’

– Constable Jim Roberts

Police officer arrested on suspicion of shoplifting

A senior police officer from Kent has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from a supermarket.

Superintendent Rachel Adams has been suspended from her duties as area commander at Medway police station.

She's been released on bail until the eleventh of October.

Superintendent Rachel Adams Credit: Kent Police