CCTV of Waitrose whisky thefts released
January 31, 2012
Police would like to speak to these men in connection with a series of thefts at a Caversham supermarket where hundreds of pounds worth of whisky was stolen.
The first happened on Wednesday, January 18, when two men entered the Waitrose store in Church Street, between 10.45am and 10.50am. They selected four bottles of whisky, worth £100, and left without paying.
One of the men is described as white, 6ft, in his early 30s with short brown hair and a light brown beard. He was wearing a burgundy and navy top with blue jeans and white trainers. The other man, also described as white and 6ft, was wearing a black zip up Adidas hooded top with black jeans, hat and trainers.
The same men visited the supermarket the following day and once again took four bottles of whisky without paying for them.
On Saturday, January 22, they stole five bottles of the spirit, worth £120, between 10.40am and 10.50am, while a third man tried to distract staff. He is described as white, 6ft and slim. He had short, light brown hair and is in his early 20s. He was wearing a white short-sleeved T-shirt, light blue jeans and a gold chain around his neck.
One of the men from the earlier thefts attempted to steal two bottles of alcohol, worth £44.64, on Saturday but he was stopped by staff as he tried to leave the store and the items were recovered.
PC Aaron Gibbs said: "We are keen to speak to the men in these images as we believe they can help with our enquiries. I am appealing to anyone who saw the men, or if they can identify them, to contact police."
If you know who the men are, call PC Gibbs on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.