CCTV appeal after theft of rug from station shop

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British Transport Police have issued CCTV images of a man and woman officers would like to speak to about the theft of a rug from a shop at Carnforth station.

The incident happened at about 2pm on Thursday, August 23 at a specialist carpet shop based at the station in Warton Road.

Sgt David Grant said: “A man and a woman arrived at the station in a car, believed to be a black four-door Renault Clio, and parked at the front of the station.

“They entered the station and went onto the platform, where the carpet shop is situated.

“The woman started looking through a selection of rugs displayed outside the shop, before passing a rug over the fence and leaving the station.

“The man then placed the rug in the car before the woman joined him, and the couple drove away.”

BTP have now released CCTV images of a man and woman officers would like to speak to in connection with the theft.

The man, in his 50s or 60s, is described as short and stocky, with short grey hair, wearing glasses, and wearing a light red shirt and black trousers.

The woman, aged approximately 50 to 55, was of heavy build, with short blonde hair, wearing glasses, and was wearing a light blue top, baggy grey trousers and brown shoes.

Sgt Grant added: “Times are tough enough for retailers as it is with the country in recession, without having to contend with people who think it’s acceptable to steal from small businesses.

“I am now appealing for anyone who recognises the people in these images, or who saw anything suspicious, to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference B9/NW of 04/10/12.