Police seek information
STORE HIT BY SEVERAL THEFTS SINCE JUNE
THE Belmont Local Policing Team is asking the public to help identify 12 people believed to be involved in thefts from the Sportspower store in Belmont.
■ June 8: About 12.05pm, a light-skinned man allegedly hid a green jumper down his pants.
■ July 27: Around 2.55pm, a dark-skinned woman concealed several clothing items in her bag and left the store without paying.
Two light-skinned women, possibly a mother and daughter, allegedly stole clothing and damaged further stock by trying to remove security tags.
On September 10, police believe these women used the changerooms to conceal the property on their bodies then purchased some shoes and two other items.
The security alarm was activated as they left. They left without returning the property after the older woman allegedly became verbally abusive.
■ August 10: Around 1145am a dark-skinned woman allegedly took items from the store without paying, then left in a gold Ford Falcon sedan.
■ August 15: About 10.55am, two dark-skinned females appeared to fill their bags with clothes in the changerooms and activated the security alarm upon leaving.
When approached by staff and asked to come back, they presented their bags to staff who could see the stolen items.
A female staff member is said to have been threatened by the women, who said they were intravenous drugs users and would stab her. The women left with the property still in their bags.
A Caucasian man went to the store on two listed occasions, first on October 24 and again on October 30.
Police believe he took three items of children’s clothing the first time he was there and another five items of clothing during his subsequent visit valued at a total of $300.
■ September 11: About 11.10am, three dark-skinned women allegedly concealed items in their bag and left without paying. ,
■ October 31: A darkskinned woman appeared to conceal clothing items from the store on her body and in her clothing, but when confronted by staff she handed back the property before leaving the store.
Some of the people photographed at Sportspower and whom police wish to interview .