CROOK OF THE DAY: The puffa jacket thief

Do you know this shoplifter?

Do you know this shoplifter?

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THE Adver has teamed up with Wiltshire Police to publish CCTV images of suspects they want to speak to about unsolved crimes around Swindon.

In today’s case, this man walked into the New Look store in Regent Street on November 15 at around 4.40pm. He selected a Navy puffa jacket to the value of £40 from the menswear department. He then rolled the jacket up and left the store without making any attempt to pay for the item.

He is described as a white male, wearing grey jogging bottoms, a black coat, blue cap and black trainers.

Anyone with information should contact the Swindon Crime Management Unit on 101, quoting crime reference number 54130109094.

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6:51am Tue 18 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

All this does is highlight how many unsolved crimes there are, a really good advert for our police force!
All this does is highlight how many unsolved crimes there are, a really good advert for our police force! house on the hill
  • Score: -2

7:34am Tue 18 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Swindon is now a colossal place with many thousands of residents and visitors so there are bound to be many crimes committed during these sad times of so much unemployment. I think the Adver`s " Crook of the Day " venture is to be commended but I do declare that results , if any , should be announced from time to time.
Swindon is now a colossal place with many thousands of residents and visitors so there are bound to be many crimes committed during these sad times of so much unemployment. I think the Adver`s " Crook of the Day " venture is to be commended but I do declare that results [ i.e. identifications ] , if any , should be announced from time to time. umpcah
  • Score: 13

9:09am Tue 18 Mar 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

Nice to see local business linking up with the police, hope some information comes back despite the image.
Nice to see local business linking up with the police, hope some information comes back despite the image. Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: 8

10:00am Tue 18 Mar 14

swindondad says...

The high proportion of criminals that use hats / hoods etc to hide / disguise their appearance does lend credence to calls to ban all head / facial coverings in public buildings.
The high proportion of criminals that use hats / hoods etc to hide / disguise their appearance does lend credence to calls to ban all head / facial coverings in public buildings. swindondad
  • Score: 9

11:21am Tue 18 Mar 14

silvergran says...

Pity this couldn't have been done earlier, it's a bit late putting up pictures of suspects from before Christmas! Having said that, I hope that some of them get caught as we all pay for their thieving in the end.
Pity this couldn't have been done earlier, it's a bit late putting up pictures of suspects from before Christmas! Having said that, I hope that some of them get caught as we all pay for their thieving in the end. silvergran
  • Score: 6

1:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

'Puff Daddy' or 'Puff Kidd'y in this instance! ...wearing something as badly out of fashion like that... should stand out like a sore thumb! though this is Swindon i guess...
'Puff Daddy' or 'Puff Kidd'y in this instance! ...wearing something as badly out of fashion like that... should stand out like a sore thumb! though this is Swindon i guess... GiulianoGrazioli
  • Score: 2

1:24pm Tue 18 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

umpcah wrote:
Swindon is now a colossal place with many thousands of residents and visitors so there are bound to be many crimes committed during these sad times of so much unemployment. I think the Adver`s " Crook of the Day " venture is to be commended but I do declare that results , if any , should be announced from time to time.
not sure unemployment is an excuse for law breaking. most unemployed manage to get through without resorting to it. that says more about the individuals than the state of the country but then we do live in an excuse culture I guess.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Swindon is now a colossal place with many thousands of residents and visitors so there are bound to be many crimes committed during these sad times of so much unemployment. I think the Adver`s " Crook of the Day " venture is to be commended but I do declare that results [ i.e. identifications ] , if any , should be announced from time to time.[/p][/quote]not sure unemployment is an excuse for law breaking. most unemployed manage to get through without resorting to it. that says more about the individuals than the state of the country but then we do live in an excuse culture I guess. house on the hill
  • Score: 5

1:27pm Tue 18 Mar 14

street2000 says...

We see the picture of the culprit nearly 5 months after the event! Jokers!
We see the picture of the culprit nearly 5 months after the event! Jokers! street2000
  • Score: 0

4:53pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Hmmmf says...

His own mother wouldn't recognise him from that photograph. The Adver asking 'Do you know this shoplifter?' is like Rolf Harris asking 'Can you guess what it is yet?'
His own mother wouldn't recognise him from that photograph. The Adver asking 'Do you know this shoplifter?' is like Rolf Harris asking 'Can you guess what it is yet?' Hmmmf
  • Score: 1

7:09am Wed 19 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

Hmmmf wrote:
His own mother wouldn't recognise him from that photograph. The Adver asking 'Do you know this shoplifter?' is like Rolf Harris asking 'Can you guess what it is yet?'
For most of the real scum their mothers wouldn't care anyway! And their dads are probably long gone.
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: His own mother wouldn't recognise him from that photograph. The Adver asking 'Do you know this shoplifter?' is like Rolf Harris asking 'Can you guess what it is yet?'[/p][/quote]For most of the real scum their mothers wouldn't care anyway! And their dads are probably long gone. house on the hill
  • Score: 1

8:27am Wed 19 Mar 14

ChannelX says...

house on the hill wrote:
All this does is highlight how many unsolved crimes there are, a really good advert for our police force!
The UK crime clear up rate is around 29% - which means over 7 out of 10 crimes that have been reported to the police end with the criminals getting away with their crimes.

When you factor in the ones who do get caught and brought before a court being allowed to walk free from court, it's not difficult to see why criminals know the odds are massively in their favour.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: All this does is highlight how many unsolved crimes there are, a really good advert for our police force![/p][/quote]The UK crime clear up rate is around 29% - which means over 7 out of 10 crimes that have been reported to the police end with the criminals getting away with their crimes. When you factor in the ones who do get caught and brought before a court being allowed to walk free from court, it's not difficult to see why criminals know the odds are massively in their favour. ChannelX
  • Score: 1

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