Do You Recognise this Woman?

Truro police need help tracing a woman after an unusual shoplifting attempt at a local store

The woman thought to be in her 20's or 30's entered The Range on the Treliske Industrial Estate in disguise and tried making off with goods worth around 25 pounds without paying. 

Staff challenged the woman dressed as an elderly person outside the store where they recovered stolen items including four mirrors, a pack of napkins and a tablecloth, two packets of childrens stickers and two packs of confetti - The woman left the scene. 

Police in Truro are now appealing to anyone with information or who may recognise the woman in the photograph to contact them. 

PC Andrew Brocklehurst, based at Truro, said: 'The descripton of the woman is very clear. Although she appears elderly, staff at the store report that she was actually much younger in the flesh so it is possible that a disguise was being used. We are appealing for anyone who saw a woman acting suspiciously in the store at the time of the offence or anyone who recognises the woman in the picture.' 

The suspect is described as white, thought to be aged mid 20s to mid 30s, of medium build and around 5ft 9ins tall. She was heavily made up and wearing large glasses, a large light brown trench coat with matching coloured knee length boots and a cream blouse. She also had on a sandy-coloured bob-shaped wig with an Alice band and bow, and was carrying a duffel bag. The offence happpened between 4pm and 6.15pm on 6 July 2012 and anybody with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting crime reference GT/12/1361.