Posted on 10th January 2014
Police investigating thefts from shops in Long Eaton and Derby have released CCTV images of a couple they want to speak to.
Packets of cigarettes and other items totalling more than £60 were stolen from the Co-op store in Draycott Road, Long Eaton on Tuesday, January 7.
In the incident, which took place at about 2.30pm, the offenders asked the cashier for cigarettes and placed them in a shopping bag.
One of the offenders left the store with that bag while a second bag was filled.
The second person then said they had no money and left the second bag while they went outside to get some, after which they did not return to pay for any of the items.
Similar incidents were reported to police by staff at the Co-op in Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, at about 3.15pm the same day, and at the Co-op in Sussex Circus, Derby, at 5.10pm on Monday, January 6.
Police have released images of two people they want to speak to in connection with the incidents.
The first was a woman with tanned complexion and long, dark brown or black curly hair, about 5ft 8in, of slim build and in her mid-30s. She wore black heeled shoes, dark jeans and a cream fur coat to her waist.
The second was a man described as in his 30s with a receding hairline, who was wearing a grey tracksuit.
Do you recognise the people in the CCTV images? If so, please call Derbyshire police on 101.