Residents and retailers in north Essex are being urged to remain vigilant after police released CCTV images of two thieves.
A man and a woman entered an antiques barn in Gosfield Shopping Village in Petersfield Lane, Gosfield, at 10am on Monday, March 18 and stole a china dog.
The man is described as white, 6ft tall and in his early to-mid 40s, with short greying hair. He speaks with a local accent and at the time was wearing a leather jacket and heeled boots. The woman is described as white, in her mid 40s, with shoulder-length dark brown hair and was wearing a three-quarter-length quilted jacket.
Pc Michelle Brown, investigating officer, said: “We believe this couple live locally and possibly in the Gosfield to Colchester strip in the north of the county as they were recently spotted acting suspiciously in a department store in Colchester.
“We think they are professional thieves so are warning retailers to be wary of them while at the same time asking people to contact us if they know who they are. The CCTV images are of good quality so, together with their descriptions, we hoping this will trigger someone’s memory.”
Anyone with information should call Braintree police station on 101.