SHOPS in Huddersfield are being hit by the thieves.
But many of them are fighting back, with CCTV systems capturing some of the shoplifters at work.
Those photographs and images are vital to police in the investigations of these crimes and when cases are taken to the courts.
That’s the case this week, with CCTV images of two people we want to trace about thefts from a store in Meltham.
The first offences was at the Co-op in Huddersfield Road, Meltham, on February 15.
A young man walked into the store at 8.10pm with a carrier bag.
He walked over to the fresh meats counter, filled his carrier bag with packs of meat and then walked straight out of the shop.He got away with fresh meat worth £50.
The suspect is a white male. in his 20s or 30s, 5ft 7in tall and clean-shaven, with a Mamson’s bag for life. He wore a bright orange and black waterproof jacket, black tracksuit bottoms, brown boots, a black T-shirt with a distinctive red swirl pattern on the front and a grey woollen hat.
It is also believed that the same male was responsible for a similar offence
at the same store on February 3.
He stole items from a display and despite being stopped by a member of staff, he escaped with the food in his bag.
Officers investigating the case believe the man was accompanied by a second person, who is also caught on camera.
He is a white male and wore a Nike Airmax hat.
The officer in the case is PC Rosaleen McCaffrey who can be contacted on 0845 6060606 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
WE are also hoping that Examiner readers can help us trace some distinctive jewellery.
It was stolen by burglars who broke into a house in Edgerton, Huddersfield, on March 19.
Items stolen included this distinctive necklace, a green stone ring and also two gold cufflinks inscribed with the shah of Iran.
They are of sentimental value to the owner.