OFFICERS have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak with after a parcel containing a blender was fraudulently stolen from an East Dorset convenience store.

Dorset Police is investigating the theft which took place at Co-op in Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen.

The victim, a woman from Blandford aged in her 30s, ordered a Smeg blender to be collected from the shop.

When she went to get it on Saturday, December 19, 2020, she was advised that it had already been picked up.

Enquiries revealed that a man went into the Co-op at around 9.50am the previous day and gave the surname of the victim and showed a collection e-mail.

When questioned why the name on the parcel was for a woman, the man stated that it was his wife who was pregnant and was in the car.

Officers investigating the fraudulent activity and theft have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak with.

Bournemouth Echo:

Police Community Support Investigator Steve Willis, of East Dorset police, said: “I have been carrying out a number of enquiries to try and identify the man who collected the parcel, but these have so far proved unsuccessful.

“I am now in a position to release CCTV images of the man and would ask anyone who recognises him to please get in touch.”

Bournemouth Echo:

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200190825. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.