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CCTV Released in Helmsley Cash Thief Hunt

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4:30pm 5th December 2013

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident at the Cost Cutters store on Bridge Street in Helmsley.

At around 4.10pm on Saturday 2 November 2013, a man entered the store and asked a member of staff to change several £20 notes into £10 notes.

The man then changed his mind several times and tried to confuse the cashier, which resulted in the suspect walking away with more cash than he handed over.

The man is seen in the images wearing a red checked jacket over a stripy top. He has dark hair and a dark complexion.

Anyone who recognises the man or has any other information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Kay Campbell.  You can also email

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, information can be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12130193089 when passing on information about this incident.

Police are warning shop keepers to be on their guard when people ask for change, especially during the busy run up to Christmas.

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