Police have issued images of a man and a woman they would like to speak to following a series of thefts at Superdrug stores across both Devon and Cornwall.
To date there has been fourteen separate incidents of theft of ‘Loreal’ cosmetics at Superdrug stores involving the same two suspects.
The series commenced in August when two suspects entered Superdrug stores in Penzance, Falmouth and Redruth on Wednesday 14th August and selected ‘Loreal’ cosmetics and left without offering payment.
On Monday 19th August the suspects targeted five Superdrug stores in Newquay, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard and Plymstock stealing cosmetics valued in excess of £2,000.
The following day Tuesday 20th August the suspects attended the Superdrug store in Saltash and stole cosmetics valued at £150.
In September the suspects visited a store in Bodmin on Tuesday 10th September and a store in Newquay on Thursday 26th September stealing cosmetics valued in excess of £1,600.
The latest thefts in the series occurred on Thursday 14th November when Superdrug stores in Saltash, Plympton and Plymstock were targeted and cosmetics valued in excess of £1,000 were stolen.
To date the value of stolen items is in excess of £8,000.
The two suspects are described as a man and a woman of Asian/Eastern European appearance and aged in their late 20’s or early 30’s.
The man is described as being approximately 5’ 8” in height, medium build with dark short hair.
The woman is described as being 5’ 6” in height, of slim build with long dark hair in a ponytail.
Police are appealing to anyone who either recognises either of these two persons or has been offered items of cosmetics to purchase to contact them on 101 quoting police reference AP/13/2013 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org