Police seek man suspected of iPad theft from Comet

7 February 2011

Police seek Comet thief Harrogate police have released CCTV images of a man suspected of stealing two iPads from Comet.

The suspect entered the store on West Park Street at around 2.55pm on Saturday 5 February 2011, and grabbed the tablets worth around £950, before making off in the direction of Victoria Avenue.

The man was pursued by members of staff from a neighbouring store, but he disappeared from view as he reached Robert Street. After reviewing CCTV footage, officers have identified a man suspected of committing the theft and are urging the public to help trace him.

He is described as white, aged in his 20s, around 5ft 9in tall, with a stocky build. He was wearing a blue hooded-top with white piping on the shoulders, blue jeans, white trainers, a black beeny hat and gloves.

PC Andy Macleod, of Harrogate police, said: “The man suspected of the theft can clearly be seen on the CCTV footage and I am hoping that someone will recognise him and let us know who he is. “If anyone witnessed the incident or can help us identify the offender, I would urge them to contact the police or Crimestoppers with information.”

Anyone who can help the police to identify the suspect or has any other information that could help the investigation, is urged to contact PC Andy Macleod, of Harrogate Police, on 0845 60 60 24 7, quoting reference number 12110019930.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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