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MEN helped themselves to an early Christmas presents after taking expensive phones from a shop.

Police are linking two thefts which happened on consecutive days at the Vodafone store in Silver Street, Durham.

On the first occasion, one man went into the shop on his own and picked up an iPhone 5 and spoke to a member of staff.

Two others then walked in and also touched the phone and looked at the security device and fiddled with it, but were unable to take it off.

The man who had first walked into the store then returned to it and removed it from a clamp with a tool and replaced it with a replica.

All three then left the shop.

The next day, the business reported to police it had an iPhone 5 taken, but had no CCTV and do not know when it happened.

Police would like to speak to the men pictured as part of their inquiries.

The first man is described as white, in his 40s, of medium build, and had a hair complexion, short dark hair which is bald on top, and had a dark moustache and goatee beard.

He was wearing a dark jacket and jeans.

The second man is also white, aged between 30 and 40, of medium build, was clean shaven, has short cropped receeding dark brown hair and was wearing a dark top and dark trousers.

The third is in his 20s, slim, has a fair complexion, short dark hair and was clean shaven and wore a dark hooded jacket, with white markings and zips.

The first theft happened on Saturday, December 1, the second on the Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.