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CCTV appeal following theft of phone from Skipton shop

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Police investigating a shop theft in Skipton have released CCTV footage of a man to whom they would like to speak.

At about midday on Wednesday 8 March 2017, a man entered Van Dyke Vapes on Water Street, Skipton, and engaged a member of staff in conversation. He distracted the staff member and stole a mobile phone from the top of the counter. He then left the store and made off in the direction of Skipton town centre.

Police would like to speak to the man pictured on CCTV in the shop, as he may have important information that could assist the investigation.

If you recognise him, please contact North Yorkshire Police. Dial 101, select option 2 and ask for PC David Gasson or Skipton Police, or email david.gasson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference number 12170039139 when providing information.

Last modified: March 20, 2017