Officers investigating a theft from store in Basildon town centre have released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to in connection.

Police have issued an appeal for the public's help to identify the man and woman pictured, who they would like to speak to in connection with the probe into a theft at Boots, in Town Square.

Goods were reportedly taken from the shop at around 10.30am on Wednesday, April 10.

Anyone who recognises these two people, or has any information in relation to the incident, is urged to contact police quoting 42/60018/24.

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An Essex Police spokesman said: "We’d like to speak to this man and woman in connection with our investigation into a theft at Boots, Town Square, Basildon.

"It was reported that goods were taken at around 10.30 am on Wednesday, April 10.

"If you know who they are, please contact us and quote crime reference 42/60018/24.

"If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

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"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online live chat service available Monday to Friday - excluding public holidays - between 10am and 9pm.

"Visit to find out more about our website reporting services.

"Alternatively, you can call us on 101. In an emergency always call 999.

"If you would like to make an anonymous report, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111."