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11:46 29 August 2014

Police are appealing for help in identifying these two people, who are suspects in a series of shoplifting offences.

Police are appealing for help in identifying these two people, who are suspects in a series of shoplifting offences.

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Police are appealing for help in finding two suspects following a spate of shoplifting offences, including one in Exmouth.

Police say the suspects are believed to be responsible for a series of high-value thefts that have occurred in East Devon, Newton Abbot and Plymouth.

On each occasion, police say, they act together, with the woman entering the store first, and selecting high-value cosmetics and electrical items which she places in a basket.

Her male accomplice then enters the store a short time later pushing an empty push chair. The items are placed in the push chair and the man leaves.

The woman then abandons the basket and leaves having not purchased anything.

On each occasion the value of goods stolen is estimated at between four and five hundred pounds.

They are said to have visited the Boots store in Exmouth’s Magnolia Centre in June this year and stolen items using this tactic.

Prior to this, in October and November last year, police allege the pair visited Boots store in Honiton High Street and stole items.

Police also say the pair committed thefts on three separate occasions between March and June this year at Boots in Greenhill Retail Park, Newton Abbot.

They are also suspected of stealing items in March at Dingles in Plymouth city centre.

Police describe the female suspect as being white, aged in her late 30s to mid 40s, 5ft 6ins in height, of slim build, with dark hair in a pony tail and wearing black and white glasses.

The male suspect is described as being a white man, aged between 30 and 40, approximately 5ft 6ins to 5ft 7ins in height, bald, of chubby build and pushing a dark coloured push chair with orange detailing around the chair and hood.

Anyone who recognises either of the suspects or has any information regarding the thefts is asked to call police on 101, quoting police reference CR/67065/14, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or report online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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  • No! This is not me in case anyone was wondering . it looks like me but it ain't. Hope they get you soon.

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    Steve Hammond

    Friday, September 5, 2014

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