23/05/2018

CCTV Footage Released Following JD Sports Ram Raid

Police are releasing CCTV footage of two men and a van driver they would like to speak to in connection with a ram raid at JD Sports at Teesside Retail Park.

The incident occurred on Thursday 17th May at 11:20pm when a white transit style van reverse rammed in to the store.

Two men wearing balaclavas and hooded tops took Lacoste polo shirts, t-shirts and hoodies worth thousands of pounds and left the scene.

Ten minutes after the incident, a member of the public reported a white van on fire in Balmoral Avenue in Thornaby and officers believe this is the vehicle involved in the ram raid.

The clothing has high tech security devices still attached and these will spray coloured ink onto the clothes if tampered with.  Anyone who may have seen or been offered Lacoste clothing for sale is asked to contact Cleveland Police.

We would also appeal for any motorists who may have seen (or captured on their dash cam) a white van travelling between Teesside Retail Park and Balmoral Avenue in Thornaby between 11.20pm and 11.30pm last night to contact DC Emma Stevenson of the Stockton Operational Crime Team via the 101 number.  Please quote Event 88107.