Man moving into Mansfield home has bags stolen by dog walker

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Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident -Credit:Nottinghamshire Police

Police are looking for an opportunistic dog walker believed to have stolen bags from a man moving into his new home. Officers investigating the theft, which happened in Rosemary Street, Mansfield, have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

The three stolen bags contained the victim’s clothing, shoes, reading glasses, a birth certificate, bank statements, and children’s toys. Officers say the dog walker picked the bags up and walked off with them.

Inquiries are ongoing into the reported theft which police say happened shortly after 1.15pm on Friday, April 12. Sergeant Amy Wilson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a brazen theft which happened in broad daylight as the victim was in the process of moving into new accommodation.

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“If you recognise the man pictured in this image, please let us know because we believe he could have information that could help our investigation. Similarly, if you witnessed the incident or have any other information that could aid us with our inquiries, please let us know.”

Anyone who recognises the man pictured or who has any information regarding the theft is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 289 of April 15, 2024, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.