Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Do You Feel Lucky, Punk? Shoplifter Is Spotted Stealing Condoms

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Do You Feel Lucky, Punk? Shoplifter Is Spotted Stealing Condoms

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Byline: SARA NICHOL

THIS amorous shoplifter was stealing for the thrill of it when he targeted a Tyneside store.

Unaware he was being filmed, the thief was feeling lucky in more ways than one when he helped himself to three packets of condoms and walked out without paying.

But his ego will take a battering after police released CCTV images of the man they would like to talk to in connection with the saucy steal.

Officers are appealing for information after the theft, which happened at around 10am on Thursday, July 19.

It happened at the Co-op store, at The Garth, in Winlaton, Gateshead, shortly after the man walked into the shop.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Police have released a CCTV image of a man seen in the area at the time of the offence who they are keen to speak to as he may have important information about the theft."

Anyone with information about the offence is asked to contact officers in Gateshead on the 101 non-emergency number, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. …

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