Police hunt shoplifters after a spate of thefts

Shoplifting suspects
Shoplifting suspects

Police are appealing for witnesses following a spate of shoplifting in the Wealden area.

These people (pictured) were captured on CCTV in shops around the time these offences were committed.

The incidents took place during August, September and October at stores in Polegate, Hailsham and Heathfield.

There was a report of a man walking out of the store with a trolley full of shopping without paying at Asda in North Street, Hailsham, on Sunday October 6 at 2pm.

He is described as aged in his late 20s, 5’10’, of medium build, with dark spiky hair, shaven on each side and a dark thin beard.

He was wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans with black trainers with white stripes.

Four bottles of wine were stolen from the Co-op store by the Cophall roundabout in Polegate on Tuesday September 3 by a man described as large, white with a tanned complexion, and 6’ tall.

He was wearing a dark flat cap, three quarter length blue trousers and a red t-shirt.

Three men went into the Co-op in Heathfield High Street on Tuesday August 27 and stole 13 bottles of Jack Daniels whisky and two women went to the BP garage in South Road, Hailsham, at 7.15pm on Friday August 23 and stole two bottles of wine.

Police are asking if anyone recognises those people in the images as they are keen to speak to them.

Sergeant Howard Nevill said, “We need help from the public in identifying these people and to help reduce the instances of shoplifting in the area.”

Anyone who knows the identity of the people pictured should contact police on 101 quoting serial 0896 of 6/10 or alternatively you can email: contact.centre@sussex.pnn.police.uk