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Faces of wanted suspects released in police Identify campaign

By laura_enfield  |  Posted: October 09, 2012

  • 19143

  • 19682

  • 19939

  • 21167

  • CR20175 Gloucester Antiques Centre Theft

  • CR20610 Bike Theft Northgate Street

  • CR21163 Eastgate St Bike Theft

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Faces of wanted con artists and thieves have been released by police.

They hope the public can help identify the criminals from the CCTV images and help solves crimes.

These latest images, released under the identify initiative, include people suspected of theft, fraud and shoplifting.

The crimes featured are:

• At around 6.30pm on Tuesday, August 7, three men went into a supermarket in Sheep Street, Cirencester. It is believed they took numerous bottles of champagne and spirits from the shelves - worth a total of more than £400 - and left the store with them without paying. Crime number 19143/12 refers.

• On the evening of Wednesday, August 15 a couple pulled into a petrol station in Cricklade Road, Cirencester, in an Audi car. The man got out of the vehicle and filled up with £50 worth of fuel. The woman went into the shop, however did not pay for the fuel and they then both left. Crime number 19682/12 refers.

• On the evening of Friday, August 17 a man went into a shop in Rosebery Road, Dursley, and asked the shop assistant for some change. He had £200 in notes and asked for it to be changed, firstly into £10 notes, then into 10 pence pieces. On two occasions the assistant went to a store room to check the change levels in the safe, but eventually said she could not help him. He then got angry and asked for his money back, and in the confusion he managed to take an extra £60 from the assistant. This is being treated as fraud. Crime number 19939/12 refers.

• On the afternoon of Saturday, September 1, two men went into a supermarket in Stow on the Wold. They selected a number of items, worth over £300, which they put in their trolley. They then left the store with the trolley without paying. They abandoned the goods when spotted by security staff. Crime number 21167/12 refers.

• Between 1.20pm and 1.30pm on Saturday, September 1, a man left his bike secured at the bike rack in Eastgate Street, Gloucester. He returned to find it missing but with the bike lock left intact at the location. Crime number 21163/12 refers.

• At around 11.50am on Friday, August 17 a ring was stolen from a cabinet within an antiques centre at Gloucester Quays. CCTV shows two white men enter the antiques centre and, while one distracted a staff member, the other removed a ring from the display cabinet before both left the store. Crime number 20175/12 refers.

• A bike was stolen from a bike rack in Northgate Street, Gloucester, between 3 and 5pm on Saturday, August 25. Crime number 20610/12 refers.

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

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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