Police seek Benfleet meat thief

Police have released this CCTV image of the man they want to identify

Police have released this CCTV image of the man they want to identify

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A MANHUNT has been launched after £300 of meat was taken from a supermarket.

Police are seeking this man after the alleged theft from the Co-op in London Road, Benfleet.

It is alleged the man walked into the shop in Great Tarpots at around 6pm on Saturday, March 8, took the meat from display and left without making an attempt to pay for the items.

He is described as white, around 5ft 5ins tall, and was wearing a black jacket with red writing on it and a blue baseball cap.

Police released the CCTV image of the man today.

If you can help please call Rayleigh Retail Crime unit on Essex Police 101 Ext 490158 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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1:13pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

Did the old bill check in the Tarpot over the road?
Did the old bill check in the Tarpot over the road? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 4

2:00pm Sat 22 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Its one of the Chuckle Brothers.
Its one of the Chuckle Brothers. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

2:28pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Skitz007 says...

Yep agree its a Chuckle Brother "To you,To Me,To you" - Want some burgers?
Yep agree its a Chuckle Brother "To you,To Me,To you" - Want some burgers? Skitz007
  • Score: 2

2:46pm Sat 22 Mar 14

I hate the police! says...

Legend!
Legend! I hate the police!
  • Score: -7

3:23pm Sat 22 Mar 14

kev1956in says...

£300 is a lot of meat. Did he strap a cow over his shoulder and walk out?
£300 is a lot of meat. Did he strap a cow over his shoulder and walk out? kev1956in
  • Score: 5

3:42pm Sat 22 Mar 14

lucy10 says...

kev1956in wrote:
£300 is a lot of meat. Did he strap a cow over his shoulder and walk out?
no that his wife
[quote][p][bold]kev1956in[/bold] wrote: £300 is a lot of meat. Did he strap a cow over his shoulder and walk out?[/p][/quote]no that his wife lucy10
  • Score: -1

4:56pm Sat 22 Mar 14

I hate the police! says...

kev1956in wrote:
£300 is a lot of meat. Did he strap a cow over his shoulder and walk out?
It makes you wonder how he weren't challenged by staff as he was leaving. Do they just let him walk out then ask the Echo to publish his photo? Still I wouldn't be complaining with all that meat. Enough meat to start your own farm.
[quote][p][bold]kev1956in[/bold] wrote: £300 is a lot of meat. Did he strap a cow over his shoulder and walk out?[/p][/quote]It makes you wonder how he weren't challenged by staff as he was leaving. Do they just let him walk out then ask the Echo to publish his photo? Still I wouldn't be complaining with all that meat. Enough meat to start your own farm. I hate the police!
  • Score: 3

9:49pm Sat 22 Mar 14

essexmilfhunter says...

It's hidden behind his ears!
It's hidden behind his ears! essexmilfhunter
  • Score: 0

3:09am Sun 23 Mar 14

onorris24 says...

i work for a supermarket and its actually really difficult to know when someone has nicked something, we do however had a 'resident' thief who always comes and we know who they look like... she was arrested but for some unknown reason the police decided that she could be let out... clearly that wasn't a detract because she's still coming in and nicking things. anyway, school children are the worst thief's!
i work for a supermarket and its actually really difficult to know when someone has nicked something, we do however had a 'resident' thief who always comes and we know who they look like... she was arrested but for some unknown reason the police decided that she could be let out... clearly that wasn't a detract because she's still coming in and nicking things. anyway, school children are the worst thief's! onorris24
  • Score: -1

3:11am Sun 23 Mar 14

onorris24 says...

deterrent*
deterrent* onorris24
  • Score: 0

7:15am Sun 23 Mar 14

I hate the police! says...

onorris24 wrote:
i work for a supermarket and its actually really difficult to know when someone has nicked something, we do however had a 'resident' thief who always comes and we know who they look like... she was arrested but for some unknown reason the police decided that she could be let out... clearly that wasn't a detract because she's still coming in and nicking things. anyway, school children are the worst thief's!
Nothing wrong with theft from big companies that generate millions of pounds a week.
[quote][p][bold]onorris24[/bold] wrote: i work for a supermarket and its actually really difficult to know when someone has nicked something, we do however had a 'resident' thief who always comes and we know who they look like... she was arrested but for some unknown reason the police decided that she could be let out... clearly that wasn't a detract because she's still coming in and nicking things. anyway, school children are the worst thief's![/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with theft from big companies that generate millions of pounds a week. I hate the police!
  • Score: 0

10:39am Sun 23 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

It's a regular happening in that Co-Op.

Code 4.
It's a regular happening in that Co-Op. Code 4. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 0

10:35am Mon 24 Mar 14

Chris Flunk says...

I hate the police! wrote:
kev1956in wrote:
£300 is a lot of meat. Did he strap a cow over his shoulder and walk out?
It makes you wonder how he weren't challenged by staff as he was leaving. Do they just let him walk out then ask the Echo to publish his photo? Still I wouldn't be complaining with all that meat. Enough meat to start your own farm.
Enough meat to start your own farm? What on earth would you be farming that need lots of meat? Lions? Vultures?
[quote][p][bold]I hate the police![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kev1956in[/bold] wrote: £300 is a lot of meat. Did he strap a cow over his shoulder and walk out?[/p][/quote]It makes you wonder how he weren't challenged by staff as he was leaving. Do they just let him walk out then ask the Echo to publish his photo? Still I wouldn't be complaining with all that meat. Enough meat to start your own farm.[/p][/quote]Enough meat to start your own farm? What on earth would you be farming that need lots of meat? Lions? Vultures? Chris Flunk
  • Score: 2

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