Meat thieves strike in supermarkets

MEAT THEFT: Police want to speak to this man and woman as part of inquiries in to an incident where food was stolen from Co-operative store
MEAT THEFT: Police want to speak to this man and woman as part of inquiries in to an incident where food was stolen from Co-operative store
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A MEAT feast was on the menu for shoplifters who helped themselves in two supermarkets.

A ham joint worth £25 was snatched from the Co-operative in Newton Hall, Durham and a meat pack containing burgers, steak and other meat worth £31 was taken from the Co-op’s Easington Colliery store.

In both cases, the goods were put in a bag and the shoppers left without paying.

Police are now linking the two incidents which happened between 7.15pm and 8.35pm on the same day.

Police have now released pictures of a man and woman who they believe could help with their investigation.

The woman they want to trace is aged between 25 and 35, about 5ft 5in tall, thin, with a fair complexion and long black hair, which was tied back in a pony tail.

She was wearing a white T-shirt under a sleeveless cardigan-type top with buttons down the front, light blue skinny jeans, sandals and sunglasses.

The man is around the same age, approximately 5ft 9in tall, thin with a thin face, short, cropped dark hair.

He was wearing a black jacket over a dark T-shirt with what appears to be writing on the front, dark jeans and white trainers.

He was carrying a black and white carrier or shopping-type bag.

The incident happened on Saturday, May 5, the day of the FA Cup Final and the start of the bank holiday weekend.

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

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