Ten men police wish to identify after thefts, racism and flashing offences in Sunderland

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POLICE today issued 10 CCTV pictures of people across Sunderland they are hoping to identify.

Officers are keen to speak to those in the images, believing they may have information that can help with inquiries into nine unsolved crimes.

Assistant Chief Inspector Paul Stewart, of Northumbria Police, said: “We’re currently running Operation Soundwave aimed at tackling crimes such as theft.

“Officers meticulously view CCTV footage to establish if there’s anything or anyone that can help in their inquiries to potentially solve the crime.

“We want to speak to the people in these images, and we are asking the public to help us. If anyone recognises any of these people I’d urge them to get in touch with us.”

Police would like to trace people after the following crimes across the city:

1. Bedding was stolen from Matalan in Pallion Retail Park in Sunderland on Tuesday, December 31.

2. Wine was stolen from B&S superstore in New Herrington, Houghton on Tuesday, December 31.

3. Coffee was stolen from Iceland, on The Green, in Southwick, on Tuesday, January 14.

4. A woman suffered a black eye after being assaulted in The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Roker Avenue in Roker on Friday, January 17.

5. Alcohol was stolen from Sunningale Stores in Sunningale Road in Springwell on Sunday, January 19.

6. Alcohol was stolen from Costcutter in Thorndale Road in Thorney Close on Tuesday, January 21.

7. A man used racist language in Grangetown Premier Store in Windsor Terrace on Wednesday, January 22.

8/9. Two men went into Asda in Pennywell Shopping Centre and asked to change £200. They counted the money, handed it to the cashier who counted the money, and they then asked for the money back to change it and concealed £100, only handing back £100 but taking change for £200 on Saturday, January 25.

10. A man exposed himself in Ranson Street in Farringdon on Wednesday January 22.