Police issue CCTV pictures of York shoplifting suspects

Police issue CCTV pictures of York shoplifting suspects

A man in the Co-op in Beagle Ridge Drive

A picture from Sainsbury’s in Bootham

This woman was caught on camera in Marks & Spencer’s at the Vangarde Shopping Park

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IMAGES have been released by North Yorkshire Police of people they want to speak to in connection with shoplifting offences around York.

The offences took place in April and May, but have only just been released, following the success of a similar appeal made recently through The Press.

Last month, we published a series of pictures including an image of a man police wanted to speak to in connection with the theft of a meal deal from a Tesco Express shop in York.

After seeing the image in The Press, a 55-year-old man handed himself in to police, and was given a community resolution disposal, apologised to the store, and paid for the stolen goods.

A police spokesman welcomed the result, and said it had potentially saved the taxpayer hundreds of pounds in court proceedings.

He said: "Community Resolution Disposals can sometimes be the best way of resolving a crime, providing both parties agree.

"For certain small thefts offering payment and apologising can be a much better option than the far more expensive route of court proceedings."

If you recognise anyone in the images, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Image 1 – April 17, 2014. A man entered the Co-Op in Beagle Ridge Drive, bought some goods and left. Police believe he then went back into the store and took two packs of steak in his carrier bag and left without paying for them .

Image 2 – April 22, 2014. A man entered Sainsbury’s Local in Bootham and allegedly took two bottles of cider without paying.

Image 3 – May 2, 2014. A woman entered Marks and Spencer at Vanguard shopping centre twice, and allegedly took items of clothing from the men’s and children’s sections, before leaving the store without paying.

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2:03pm Sat 2 Aug 14

courier46 says...

And why do people shop lift? Because they can get away with it that`s why.
No deterrent like most of our punishments.
And why do people shop lift? Because they can get away with it that`s why. No deterrent like most of our punishments. courier46
  • Score: 7

5:25pm Sat 2 Aug 14

iYorky says...

courier46 wrote:
And why do people shop lift? Because they can get away with it that`s why.
No deterrent like most of our punishments.
This guys obviously didn't get away with it...
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: And why do people shop lift? Because they can get away with it that`s why. No deterrent like most of our punishments.[/p][/quote]This guys obviously didn't get away with it... iYorky
  • Score: -6

5:59pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Jonlogical says...

Will we be safe when these master criminals are apprehended. Two bottles of cider!
Will we be safe when these master criminals are apprehended. Two bottles of cider! Jonlogical
  • Score: -5

7:43pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Ambra_Mike says...

Jonlogical wrote:
Will we be safe when these master criminals are apprehended. Two bottles of cider!
A crime is a crime...

Usually those caught for a petty offence, normally have a bigger secret to hide.

Think about it.
[quote][p][bold]Jonlogical[/bold] wrote: Will we be safe when these master criminals are apprehended. Two bottles of cider![/p][/quote]A crime is a crime... Usually those caught for a petty offence, normally have a bigger secret to hide. Think about it. Ambra_Mike
  • Score: 7

10:43pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Tom6187 says...

You've got to be pretty desperate to steal a few bottles of white lightning. Let the poor bugger have them if they're that desperate.
You've got to be pretty desperate to steal a few bottles of white lightning. Let the poor bugger have them if they're that desperate. Tom6187
  • Score: -8

3:36pm Sun 3 Aug 14

HoofHearteds says...

Inequality is no excuse for the down trodden to try and escape with a bottle of FKitall! Line them up and make them work for peanuts. That way the elite feel their servants are justifying the taxation paid
Inequality is no excuse for the down trodden to try and escape with a bottle of FKitall! Line them up and make them work for peanuts. That way the elite feel their servants are justifying the taxation paid HoofHearteds
  • Score: -9

10:50pm Sun 3 Aug 14

piaggio1 says...

You will be workin for peanuts love ...in yer next job...instead of screwing the york taxpayers..IT WILL all come out...
You will be workin for peanuts love ...in yer next job...instead of screwing the york taxpayers..IT WILL all come out... piaggio1
  • Score: 0

11:24pm Sun 3 Aug 14

HoofHearteds says...

piaggio1 wrote:
You will be workin for peanuts love ...in yer next job...instead of screwing the york taxpayers..IT WILL all come out...
Ahhh my stalker. Do you always call men love? A stalker that calls it's subject of creepiness "love"
[quote][p][bold]piaggio1[/bold] wrote: You will be workin for peanuts love ...in yer next job...instead of screwing the york taxpayers..IT WILL all come out...[/p][/quote]Ahhh my stalker. Do you always call men love? A stalker that calls it's subject of creepiness "love" HoofHearteds
  • Score: -2

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