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Honesty the best policy for box theft suspects

Images of a group of males police would like to speak with in connection with a series of thefts from an honesty box in Great Eccleston

Images of a group of males police would like to speak with in connection with a series of thefts from an honesty box in Great Eccleston

Police in Great Eccleston are trying to identify a gang of teens who targeted a village honesty box and stole £60 of goods.

Officers have released CCTV images of a group of male teens they say were caught on camera at the same time the thefts were committed.

Eggs, potatoes and bird seed were all taken from the stand –that is run as an honesty box .

This means the stand is unmanned and the owner relies on the honesty of customers to pay for the goods before they take them,

Officers said the thefts took place three times between January 15 and February 19.

The home grown produce stolen from the box amounted to £60.

In the images, a group of teens wearing hoodies can be seen hanging around the and opening the box .

Investigating officers are now appealing for anyone with information to contact police.

PC Laura Plant, from Wyre Planned Response, said: “Incidents of this nature are taken very seriously and we will be doing all we can to identify the offenders.

“I urge anyone who recognises those pictured to contact me directly I believe they may hold vital clues.

“I would also appeal for anyone with information about the thefts to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

 

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