THIS week I’m appealing for help to identify four people in connection with three very different kinds of theft.
The first is a quite brazen beer theft at an off-licence on Westbourne Road, Marsh, on Sunday September 25.
On face value it seems the man in question entered the shop at 8.05pm, picked up a 24-pack of Stella Artois and walked out without paying.
He is white, of medium build, in his early 40s with a shaved head and scars on his face. He wore a black coat and blue jeans. Interestingly, he also is described as possibly having had one too many. Thefts like this have an impact on all retailers and they shouldn’t be tolerated. Anyone who can help should call Pc Daniel Ashton via 0845 6060606.
PARENTING doesn’t come cheap, but that’s no excuse for stealing to avoid the expense.
A Baby Bjorn baby carrier worth nearly £90 was stolen from a shop on the Great Northern Retail Park, Leeds Road, just before 8pm on Tuesday, September20.
Officers have picked out two people they wish to speak to in connection with the theft.
One is a heavily-pregnant black woman, who is described as being of petite build and in her early 30s, with possibly a scab or a scar on her shoulder. She wore a black top and three-quarter length leggings.
The second person is a white man who is believed to be in his 50s, of large build, unshaven, with short grey hair and tattoos on both his arms.
He wore dark trousers and a white shirt. Anyone who can identify either should call the Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team on 01484 436672.
THE third and final theft is one that is increasingly popular – taking fuel.
As prices at the pump rise, it seems more and more people are ‘making off without payment.’
Some fuel thieves try to throw us a red herring by stealing number plates and using them on the car they fill up at the pump – and this incident is no different.
On Thursday, September 22, a Volkswagen Polo bearing the distinctive number plate L3 EFA pulled up the pumps in Cleckheaton at 1.20pm and was filled with nearly £70 of unleaded petrol before being driven off.
The plates were stolen from a black Peugeot parked on Whitechapel Road, Scholes, earlier that day, and the owner of the Peugeot is in no way connected to the offence.
We are appealing for anyone who may remember a car bearing those plates in Cleckheaton, or anyone who can identify the man, to contact Pc Martin Walsh via 0845 6060606.