A MAN hid £300 worth of items including makeup under his coat as he shoplifted from a Christchurch pharmacy.

Police are investigating the theft from Highcliffe Pharmacy and have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak.

It was reported that a man entered the store in Lymington Road and started making conversation with a member of staff.

He then selected various items including make-up to an approximate value of £300.

CCTV footage shows the offender concealing the items under his coat before leaving the store without paying.

Sergeant Carmel Ryan, of Dorset Police, said: “We have made efforts to identify the offender but these have so far been unsuccessful.

“As part of my enquiries I have now obtained a CCTV image of a man I would like to speak to.

“If you recognise him from the image, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200027142.