CCTV:Do you recognise man wanted over string of thefts?

Bournemouth Echo: CCTV:Do you recognise man wanted over string of thefts? CCTV:Do you recognise man wanted over string of thefts?

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a string of thefts from shops, cafés and pubs.

In the incidents, a man has stolen from numerous sales assistants by distracting and confusing them while paying for small items.

At each venue the thief is thought to be making between £10 and £30, with the most recent incident happening on Thursday, at The Mayflower pub, in Kings Salterns Road, Lymington.

The offender is thought to have struck in Ringwood and Dorset before this latest theft.

He is described as white and in his 40s.

PC Stephanie Rudland from Lymington police station, said: “We believe a man is committing multiple thefts at various pubs, shops and cafés in the Hampshire and Dorset border areas.

“We also need to warn staff at other similar venues and retail sites throughout Hampshire and Dorset to be wary of anyone who tries similar scams. If you become aware of such actions, please ring the police immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Rudland on 101.

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11:22am Mon 30 Jun 14

AmsterdamMan says...

Are the Ehco under pressure from the old bill to keep flagging up this story? This was flogged to death last week, and considering the alleged thefts are for piddling amounts it seems a bit extreme to keep re-hashing it. I imagine there are many more serious crimes that need public attention. If no-one has identified this individual from last weeks coverage then why would they do so this week?
Are the Ehco under pressure from the old bill to keep flagging up this story? This was flogged to death last week, and considering the alleged thefts are for piddling amounts it seems a bit extreme to keep re-hashing it. I imagine there are many more serious crimes that need public attention. If no-one has identified this individual from last weeks coverage then why would they do so this week? AmsterdamMan
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