Police in Northumberland are asking for the public’s help in solving a number of outstanding crimes across the county.
CCTV images of people police want to identify and talk to have been released to help solve crimes.
The images relate to crimes such as shoplifting and burglary and were committed in different areas of Northumberland in 2013.
Officers are appealing for the public’s help in solving the crimes.
Chief Inspector Peter Reeve, of Northumbria Police’s Northumberland Area Command, said: “As part of Operation Soundwave officers are focusing on tackling crimes such as theft and shoplifting.
“Crimes like these are costing local businesses thousands of pounds every year and it has a knock-on effect on the price we pay for items in the shops.
“Currently in Northumberland, almost half of all crimes that are committed are solved and offenders are put before the courts. We want to improve on this figure and to do that we need the help of our communities.
“We need the public’s help to stop crimes like theft and burglary. We need people to look after their belongings, to lock their homes and to report suspicious behaviour to police when it’s happening.
“We want to speak to the people in these images and we are asking the public to help us.”
The police-numbered photos for north Northumberland all relate to crimes in 2013.
Image 2 – meat and groceries stolen from the Co-Op store in The Precinct, Hadston, on Friday August 30.
Image 10A – alcohol stolen from the Co-Op store in Grangemoor Road, Widdrington, on Tuesday, October 29.
Image 18 – Champagne, meat and groceries stolen from the Co-Op in Queen Street, Amble, on Thursday, September, 19.
Image 19 – £1,000 worth of computer games stolen from Sainsbury’s, Alnwick, on Saturday, September, 14.
Image 20 – £200 worth of alcohol stolen from Sainsbury’s, Alnwick, on Wednesday July 24.
Image 21 – Champagne stolen from the Co-op, Queen Street, Amble, on Sunday, April 21.
If you can identify anyone in the CCTV images on this page you should contact police. To speak to the Northumbria force call 101 and dial ext 69191. When you speak to an officer you should quote the reference number ‘Northumberland number X’ which relates to the image. Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.