April 9, 2019 9.30 am This story is over 54 months old

Pair steal bottles of champagne from village store

They handed them back after being challenged by security

A man and a woman allegedly stole two bottles of champagne from a Lincolnshire Co-op store in a Lincoln village.

A man and a woman entered the store on Cliff Road in Welton on March 23 before taking two bottles of champagne.

After being challenged by security outside the store the pair handed the bottles back. They then headed in the direction of Cliff Road on foot.

Photo: Lincolnshire Police

The man was described as white, of heavy build, with dark hair and a long horizontal mark/tattoo on the right-hand-side of his neck. He appeared to be around 40-50 years old.

He was wearing a black coat, green jumper, black trousers and trainers.

Photo: Lincolnshire Police

The woman was described as white, of slim build, with long dark hair worn in a ponytail. She appeared to be around 45-50 years old.

She was wearing a white top, dark trousers/jeans with rips in the knees, dark green coat/jacket and dark footwear.

Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police released CCTV images of a man and a woman the force wishes to identify to assist with the theft investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who recognises the people in the pictures, should contact police on 101 or via email at force.co[email protected] quoting reference number 19000 148484.

It can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.