CCTV images released by police after string of high value shoplifting crimes

Northamptonshire Police have released images of a group of people they wish to speak to in connection with a series of high value thefts from high street stores.
Northamptonshire Police have released images of a group of people they wish to speak to in connection with a series of high value thefts from high street stores.

A group of organised shoplifters operating in the county since at least 2008 are being targeted by detectives.

Police have released images of a group of people they wish to speak to in connection with a series of high value thefts from high street stores.

At least 10 offences have been identified between 2008 and 2012, where between £630 and £2000 worth of goods were stolen.

It is believed that a group of men have entered the stores, often using different disguises.

One of the men is thought to prepare the items, such as de-tagging them, and then while the shop staff are distracted, the other men remove the items and leave the store.

The following offences are thought to have been committed by the same group:

10 April 2008 – Halfords, Wellingborough

GT cycle and Carrera cycle stolen valued at £630

26 April 2008 – Currys, Towcester Road, St James Retail Park, Northampton

Silver Hewlett Packard laptop stolen valued at £800

8 July 2010 – Currys, Phoenix Park Way, Corby

Samsung television stolen valued at £650

20 March 2011 – Currys, Riverside Retail Park, Northampton

Acer laptop stolen valued at £800

8 November 2011 - Currys, Riverside Retail Park, Northampton

Sony laptop stolen valued at £750

8 November 2011 – Halfords, Victoria Park, Wellingborough

Carrera Banshee cycle stolen valued at £600, Boardman Comp cycle stolen valued at £650

15 September 2012 – Halfords, Weedon Road, Northampton

Voodoo Canzo cycle stolen valued at £1000

15 September 2012 – PC World, Northfield Avenue, Kettering

Silver Apple Mac laptop stolen valued at £1,000

9 October 2012 – Currys, Phoenix Park Way, Corby

X2 Apple Mac laptops in silver stolen valued at £2,000

28 November 2012 – Halfords, Riverside Retail Park, Northampton

Boardman cycle stolen valued at £850

Officers are keen to speak with the men pictured to help assist the investigation into these thefts.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.