POLICE want to catch the couple in connection with the theft of almost £500-worth of Pokemon cards from a Swindon Asda store.

The pair are said to have stolen the game cards, packs of which sell for between £5.50 and £12, from the West Swindon branch of the supermarket chain on May 30 shortly before 6pm.

Posting the appeal to Facebook, North Swindon Police said in a nod to the game's famous slogan: "'POKEMON! GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL.' Or, in this case, these two people who we need to speak to in connection with the theft."

Officers added: "If you can help identify the pair pictured call us on 101."

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Launched in Japan in the 1990s, the Pokemon franchise has spawned video games, collectors' cards, films and television series.

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In the fictional world "trainers" collect and fight different creatures - called Pokemon - in a bid to become a "Pokemon Master".