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CCTV images released of suspects in 'Identify' scheme

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: September 25, 2012

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Police in Gloucestershire have released more images under the 'Identify' scheme.

Through ‘Identify’ the Constabulary is regularly releasing CCTV images, e-fits and ‘wanted’ faces so that people can ring in with information to help solve crimes.

There have so far been six arrests made directly as a result of Identify since its launch in July.

The latest images include people suspected of theft, fraud and shoplifting.

The crimes featured this time are as follows:

• On Saturday August 25 a man approached a 79-year-old woman in the car park of a supermarket in Bishops Cleeve and asked her for directions. He distracted her from her car, and she left her handbag on the passenger seat. A woman is believed to have taken credit cards from the bag, which were then used in a number of shops around Cheltenham and Gloucester to buy goods worth several thousand pounds. This crime is being investigated in connection with a number of other similar crimes elsewhere in the county. Crime number 20546/12 refers.

• At around 3pm on Wednesday September 12 three women went into a shop in Cheltenham Promenade. One of the women was carrying a large plastic bag, which it is suspected the women concealed three handbags worth over £500 in, before leaving the store separately with one of them taking the handbags. Crime number 22570/12 refers.

• At around 2.30pm on Sunday September 16 two women went into a shop in Cheltenham High Street. It is suspected that they took a number of items of women's clothing, before leaving the shop without paying for it. Crime number 22606/12 refers.

• Shortly before 3pm on Saturday July 28 two men went into a wine merchants in Oak Street, Lechlade. One of the men distracted staff, while the other went upstairs into an office area. He was seen on CCTV searching through a handbag, at which point the staff became suspicious and went to confront him. He was then asked to leave, and went out empty handed. Crime number 18193/12 refers.

• At around 3.45pm on Monday June 11 a young man went into a business on the Stroudwater Business Park, in Stonehouse, and asked to use the toilet. He was allowed to do so, but a member of staff then noticed he was attempting to steal a mini moto. They asked him to leave and he left empty handed. Crime number 14420/12 refers.

• At approximately 2.30pm on Tuesday August 14 a man went into a shop in Long Street, Wotton under Edge. It is believed that he concealed bottles of alcohol in a rucksack, before leaving the shop without paying. Crime number 19563/12 refers.

• At around 1.30pm on Thursday August 2 a man went into a shop in the High Street, Moreton in Marsh. It is suspected that he concealed two bottles of champagne under his coat, before leaving the shop without paying. Crime number 18521/12 refers.

• A man is suspected of filling his car with £95 worth of petrol at a filling station in Barnwood Road, Gloucester, on the morning of Sunday June 24 and then leaving without paying. The car he was driving was bearing false number plates. Crime number 16011/12 refers.

• During the afternoon of Saturday September 1 several people went into a supermarket in St Ann Way, Gloucester. Between them they placed 30 bottles of champagne in a trolley, which they then left the store with, without paying. One man was detained by security outside the shop, and the champagne was recovered, however a man and woman managed to escape. Crime number 21252/12 refers.

• In the early hours of Thursday September 6 a car was broken into in Painswick Road, Gloucester, and a number of items, including a sat nav and sunglasses, were stolen. Crime number 21547/12 refers.

More information availeble on the Gloucestershire police Identify website/a>

Anyone who recognises any of the faces should ring police on 101 quoting the incident number next to the appeal in question.

Callers can also ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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