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Appeal launched to help identify Whiteley shoplifter

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information to assist their continuing investigations after a shoplifting incident that occurred in Whiteley early last month, which saw an unidentified woman steal multiple clothing items worth around £250 from the Seassalt store in the Shopping Centre.

The woman entered the clothing retailer at around 1pm on June 8 (Saturday) and was further reported to have stolen a total of five products, before departing through the entrance. It is unclear which direction she went upon exiting and this offence was reported to officers shortly afterwards; who have carried out their enquires and are now asking for support.

Detectives have published an individual CCTV photograph on their website and have asked people for any information about this woman; particularly if they know her identity or witnessed her in Whiteley on the above date. She is believed to be aged from sixty to seventy years with ‘large’ build and blonde grey hair; whilst being 5 feet 3 inches tall and white.

Investigators are asking for anybody with information or footage to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number of 44240243619. They can further submit details using the online reporting tool available on the Hampshire Police website, with all official support and further guidance available on the links here.

Alternatively, readers can contact the “independent charity” Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 for absolutely free; or via their anonymous online forms which can be found through their website:

PICTURED BY ALAMY (GGGRJ4): Official logo of Hampshire Constabulary as viewed on the exterior of police vehicle.