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Man steals beauty items and toothbrushes worth £3000

Police are asking residents in Marlborough if they recognise this man who has taken goods worth £3000 from a supermarket.

The three separate occasions, a male has gone into Waitrose in Marlborough and taken beauty products, electric toothbrushes and other items.

CCTV image of the suspect Credit: Wiltshire Police

Each time, the value of the items is around £1000, meaning in total £3000 worth of goods have been stolen.

The suspect, who is believed to be the same person, is described as white, aged between 40-50, around five foot ten inches tall with a shaven head.

The man has been described as white, aged between 40 and 50 years old with a shaven head Credit: Wiltshire Police

He sometimes wears glasses, which he removes along with his hat, once he leaves the store.

Anyone with information should contact PC Anthony Boardman on 101.

Bracknell-based Waitrose sales up nearly 8%

Waitrose has seen its market share rise to 4.9% Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The employee-owned partnership, which has 39 John Lewis shops and 294 Waitrose supermarkets, racked up £4.7 billion in sales in the six months to July 27, an increase of 7% despite comparisons with strong trading last summer.

Underlying profits were 4% higher at £115.8 million, although a payment of £40 million to staff following the miscalculation of holiday pay over the last seven years meant bottom-line profits fell 38.5% to £68.5 million.

Waitrose has outperformed the sector for more than four years and that its market share stood at 4.9% - 0.3% higher than a year ago. Its sales in the first half were up by 7.8% to £3 billion, or 6.9% on a like-for-like sales basis, as operating profits climbed 12.8% to £160.2 million.

Waitrose has outperformed the market for the last four years Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In March, the business announced that employees would receive 17% of their salary as part of an annual bonus, equivalent to nearly nine weeks pay.

The business created a net figure of 800 new jobs, taking its headcount to around 85,500 staff.