Cumbria Police hunt booze thief

Do you know this man? Credit: Cumbria Police
Believed to have stolen alcohol from an off license Credit: Cumbria Police

Police in Carlisle are seeking help from the public to catch a man who stole alcohol from an off license.

They want to speak to the man caught on CCTV cameras who they believe stole a bottle of vodka and a packet of cigarettes from the Greens Off License on Botchergate, Carlisle last year.

The incident occurred on Tuesday 17th December 2013 between 10.20pm and 10.30pm.

The man entered the shop and went to till to pay for the items. Whilst the items were placed in a carrier bag the he distracted the employee and reached over and took the carrier bag and left the shop without paying.

Anyone with information into this incident or recognises the person on the CCTV footage is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Sam Johnson