More Than £300 Stolen From Plymouth Shops

Despite being chased down a Plymouth street by a member of staff and a customer a shoplifter believed to be responsible for 6 separate thefts from Co-op stores has evaded capture. 

Now Plymouth police have given Heart CCTV images of a suspect they want to identify 

Below is a list of the stores and dates when it's claimed the offences happened: 

  • 6:00pm on Saturday 23rd February Moorshead Road, Crownhill. 
  • 4.30pm on Saturday 9th February Moorshead Road, Crownhill 
  • 2:20pm on Thursday 21st February Peverell Park Road in the City. 
  • 8.00pm on Thursday 21st February Peverell Park Road in the City. 
  • 3.20pm on Monday 18th February, Devonport Road, Stoke 
  • 12:40pm on Sunday 17th February Embankment Road, Plymouth. 

The total value of goods stolen is between £300 and £400. The suspect is described as being a white man aged in his late twenties or early thirties, around 6 foot in height, medium build, black hair and carrying a black rucksack. 

Police would like to hear from anyone who recognises this man or from anyone or has any information regarding any of the thefts and ask that they contact them on 101 quoting police reference EL/13/735 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at