THERE’S been a surge in shoplifting in Alcester with thieves targeting bottles of alcohol among other items.
Last Wednesday, July 4 just before 3pm a woman described as white, 5’ 6”, slim build, with tied up blond hair, wearing light blue jeans and a grey top with the 6 on the back walked into a town centre supermarket and stole wine, three pieces of beef steak, a gammon joint and a leg of lamb together worth £50.
The thief had put all the items in her shopping basket and walked out without attempting to pay.
She was seen walking into the car park where she gave the items to a waiting man.
He is described as white, 5’ 10”, slim build, with dark cropped hair and wearing a black vest and carrying an Adidas shoulder bag. He also had a dog with him.
The day before, Tuesday, July 3, at 2pm, a man had walked out of the store with 16 bottles of alcohol valued at £497.
This was the second time this thief had targeted the store, having previously stolen 17 bottles of alcohol worth £537 at around 3pm on Sunday, July 1.
On that occasion he’d walked into the supermarket with a trolley and several re-usable bags.
He’d selected the bottles, put them in the bags then covered them with crisp packets before leaving the store without paying.
He is described as white, in his late 20s, of muscular build and about 6′ tall, with slicked back brown hair, faded at the sides.
He was wearing dark shorts, a white T-shirt with a LeCoq Sportif logo and he had a tattoo on his left arm.
When he raided the store on the Tuesday he’d changed his top to dark grey top with a white logo on it.
Any information on the whereabouts of either thief should be called in to Police on 101.