Police release CCTV images in hope of catching cunning shoplifters

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man and woman wanted in connection to an organised shoplifting near Newcastle last month.

Officers say the pair entered a Wallsend retail business on Tyrell Street around 10am on 25 September where it’s alleged the woman distracted an employee while the man walked around the store, allegedly stealing a mobile phone and a watch.

They left the store without incident and almost a month later remain on the run.


Police yesterday released CCTV images of the cunning offenders as they appeal for the public’s help to track them down.

The woman has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in her 30s with blonde shoulder length hair.

The man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, with a thin to medium build and a beard, wearing a black Adidas jumper, jeans and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.