DO you recognise any of these people? As part of a crackdown on shoplifting, South Tyneside police have released CCTV images of suspects they want to speak to in relation to 11 thefts.
The thefts range from bottles of booze being snatched to hi-tech electronic equipment and cash being taken, and amount to thousands of pounds worth of goods in the space of less than two months.
Now, police have launched an urgent appeal for the public’s help to identify those responsible.
South Tyneside Chief Inspector Michael Barton said: “We want to speak to the people in the images, as they may be able to help us with our inquiries into these crimes.
“We work closely with local businesses and shop security staff here in South Tyneside to try to stop shoplifters.
“We have schemes like Shopwatch in place to deter criminals and to help stop this type of crime from taking place.
“If anyone recognises people in the photographs then I’d urge them to contact police with information as soon as possible.
“We take this type of offence seriously and need the public’s help to bring those responsible in front of the courts.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Crime 1: On Sunday, December 9, four bottles of Jack Daniels were stolen from ASDA in Station Road, Hebburn;
Crime 2: On Monday, December 10, thieves broke into the locker room at Temple Park leisure centre and stole a number of items including a white iPhone5, a purse and an amount of cash;
Crime 3: On Saturday, December 29, a 22 inch Samsung TV and three cases of lager were stolen from the Tesco store in Towers Place, South Shields;
Crime 4: (Suspects 1,2 & 3): On Monday, January 21, catering equipment worth over £500 was stolen from the service yard of the Taybarns restaurant in Newcastle Road, South Shields;
Crime 5 (Suspects 1 & 2) Between Friday, January 25, and Tuesday, January 29, money was stolen from gaming machines in Noble amusements in Prince Edward Road;
Crime 6 (Suspects 1, 2 & 3) On Monday, February 4, three Sony PS3s and an XBox 360 were stolen from the Asda store in Boldon;
Crime 7: On Tuesday, February 5, a video projector was stolen from a community centre in Ocean Road, South Shields.
Crime 8: On Monday, January 28, the bar area at Temple Park leisure centre was broken into and bottles of Vodka and Bacardi stolen;
Crime 9: On Thursday, January 31, more than £200 of Grey Goose vodka and Jack Daniels whisky was stolen from the Morrisons store in Viking Precinct, Jarrow;
Crime 10 (Suspects 1 &2 ): On Monday, December 31, a mobile phone was stolen from the Morrisons store in Viking Precinct, Jarrow.
Crime 11: On Monday, February 4, about £100 worth of toiletries were stolen from Home Bargains in Station Street, Jarrow.