Ipswich: Police release CCTV images in drive to catch shoplifters

ipswich: Police today released a number of CCTV images in the hope of catching thieves who targeted stores across the town.

Officers would like to speak to each of the people pictured here in relation to four thefts which took place across Ipswich stores in recent weeks.

One of the cases involved a shoplifter who pinched four bottles of clothes washing liquid from the Co-op in Ulster Avenue.

The man, who is described as white, of slim build and clean shaven, left the shop at about 11.30am on Saturday without paying for the items.

In another incident, a thief approached a till and stole money after a woman had selected cashback at a self-service till but failed to collect it.

The man struck at the Asda store in Stoke Park Drive at about 9.10pm on Thursday, June 9. He is described as white and of average build, with short dark hair and wearing a white polo shirt and tracksuit bottoms.

A further theft took place in the Co-op in Queen’s Way, as a man selected some meat and left without paying. The store was targeted at 6.55pm on Wednesday, June 15, by a man wearing dark jeans, a light blue baseball cap and a dark jacket.

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Two jars of Gold Blend Coffee were snatched from the Co-op store in Prince of Wales Drive at 11.25am on Sunday, June 19. The woman, aged 18 to 25 years old, of slim build, was wearing turquoise blue leggings at the time and had her long brown hair tied up with a clip.

Calls about any of these crimes should be made to the Crime Investigation Bureau on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.