Police are appealing for information after 190 Christmas trees were stolen from a shop in Greater Manchester. CCTV footage has been released showing the two suspects approaching the Khawja Brothers Mini Market in Chorlton on 28 November and taking some trees.
The men returned to the shop again on 30 November to steal more Christmas trees, resulting in the loss of a total of 190. The van the men used in the thefts have since been spotted selling trees around the Chorlton area.
Detective Constable Trudy Lindsey of South Manchester division said: "The shop owners were devastated to discover that 190 of their Christmas trees had been stolen. This is their livelihood and the offenders selfishly put their business in jeopardy.
"The van has been spotted in Chorlton since, offering people Christmas trees. If you are offered one to buy I would ask that you contact police immediately. If you recognise the men in the CCTV, please get in touch with us and help us to catch those responsible."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4973 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.