Detectives have released CCTV images of a prolific gang of suspected thieves they want to trace in connection with a number of high value thefts from high street stores across Northamptonshire.
At least 10 thefts have been linked by Northamptonshire Police over a four-year period, spanning from 2008 and 2012, where between £630 and £2,000 worth of goods were stolen at a time.
They are suspected of stealing bikes, laptops and televisions.
Police say the group entered the stores, often using different disguises.
One of the thieves is thought to prepare the items to be stolen, by de-tagging them and then, while shop staff were distracted, the other men then snatched the goods.
The following offences are thought to have been committed by the same group:
April 10, 2008 – Halfords, Wellingborough
GT cycle and Carrera cycle stolen valued at £630
April 26, 2008 – Currys, Towcester Road, St James Retail Park, Northampton
Silver Hewlett Packard laptop stolen valued at £800
July 8, 2010 – Currys, Phoenix Park Way, Corby
Samsung television stolen valued at £650
March 20, 2011 – Currys, Riverside Retail Park, Northampton
Acer laptop stolen valued at £800
November 8, 2011 - Currys, Riverside Retail Park, Northampton
Sony laptop stolen valued at £750
November 8, 2011 – Halfords, Victoria Park, Wellingborough
Carrera Banshee cycle stolen valued at £600, Boardman Comp cycle stolen valued at £650
September 15, 2012 – Halfords, Weedon Road, Northampton
Voodoo Canzo cycle stolen valued at £1000
September 15, 2012 – PC World, Northfield Avenue, Kettering
Silver Apple Mac laptop stolen valued at £1,000
October 9, 2012 – Currys, Phoenix Park Way, Corby
X2 Apple Mac laptops in silver stolen valued at £2,000
November 28, 2012 – Halfords, Riverside Retail Park, Northampton
Boardman cycle stolen valued at £850
Officers are keen to speak with the men pictured to help assist the investigation into these thefts.