CCTV appeal after Whitby shop theft

Police have issued CCTV of a man they want to speak to after alcohol was stolen from a shop in Whitby.

On the afternoon of Saturday 30 July 2016 a man – described as being white, about 5ft 5ins tall, in his late twenties, with short dark hair and wearing blue zip-up jacket – entered Bargain Booze on Windsor Terrace and picked up a 15-pack carton of Carlsberg lager before leaving the store without making payment.

PC Jonathan Formstone, of Whitby Police, said:

We do not tolerate this behaviour in Whitby, and I encourage the public to come forward with information in order for us to take positive action.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance to help locate the man pictured in the attached CCTV, as he may have important information that could assist this investigation.


Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact us on 101, select option 2, and ask for Jonathan Formstone.

You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12160136176.

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