Caught on camera: Couple wanted over theft of wine in pram at Marks & Spencer
SIX bottles of wine are believed to have been hidden under a baby in a pram and stolen from a shop.
Police have released these two CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the theft at Marks & Spencer in Anlaby.
PC Andy White, of the Kirk Ella, Willerby and Anlaby neighbourhood policing team, said: “The two photographs show the couple enter the store and show the man placing several bottles of wine under the baby in the pram.
“The woman is clearly in shot when he does this.
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“It then shows the couple going to the tills and the woman then pays for a couple of small items in the basket she is carrying, but does not pay for the wine.”
The police believe the bottles of red wine were put at the bottom of the pram, under the baby’s cover, while the baby was inside.
PC White said: “Obviously, this is particularly worrying as the young baby is present during this theft.
“The baby only looked a few months old.
“Had they both been arrested at the scene, what would have happened to the baby?
“Suspicions arose when a Marks & Spencer staff member noticed a large amount of wine missing from one part of the store.”
PC White said it is not uncommon for people to steal goods by hiding them in prams.
“It is the lowest of the low, especially when there is a baby in the pram,” he said.
“It is despicable.
“As awful as it is, it unfortunately isn’t unusual for people to be willing to commit crimes with small children.
“There are plenty of hiding places in a pram and we have found people using their prams as a prop.”
Anyone with information on the theft, which took place on October 29, last year, should call the neighbourhood policing team on 01482 307213.
PC White said: “If anyone knows the couple pictured, please contact us.
“The images are quite clear, so I’m hoping the people are quite recognisable.”
Meanwhile, police need your help to find a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of items, including deodorant, from Boots in Anlaby.
The CCTV footage is from Friday, January 18.
Anyone with information should call the Kirk Ella neighbourhood policing team on 01482 307213.