Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 30 April 2021
LEICESTERSHIRE POLICE officers have released CCTV photographs of five men that they would like to speak to in connection with a spate of supermarket thefts.
A group of five men pre-planned thefts at three shops back in March in the areas of Hinckley, Blaby and Narborough.
They had ordered large quantities of booze and cigarettes from three stores in Leicestershire, which they never paid for.
The first incident took place on Tuesday 16 March, where they stole from a supermarket located on Station Road in Narborough at around 7.45pm.
The same night, they headed over to Lutterworth Road in Blaby, just an 8-minute-drive away, where they carried out yet another robbery at around 8pm.
Just seven days later on 23 March, the following Tuesday, they stole from a supermarket on Trent Road in Hinckley, at approximately 7.50pm.
The group escaped from the stores in a dark-coloured Peugeot 407 Estate, which sports distinctive roof bars.
Police officers have now issued a public appeal using photographs from in-store cameras, asking to hear from anybody who recognises the men.
Fraser Mackintosh, Detective Sergeant for Leicestershire Police, said: “These were pre-planned thefts of a large quantity of items.
“We would like to hear from anyone who recognises these men.
“We would also urge anyone with a dash cam who may have been in these areas at the times of the incidents to please check their footage to see if they may have captured these men or the vehicle.”
Anyone with information is being asked to come forward, by calling 101, or by placing a report through the force’s website, which can be done so here.