Gallery owners have issued a warning to other businesses after a woman appears to have been caught stealing from the gift shop. Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw in Llanbedrog, Gwynedd has posted images of a woman who they say took items and put them in her pocket without paying last week.
The gallery, which is run by an independent charity, spotted the incident while viewing the CCTV footage. They have now reported the incident to the police.
A spokesperson for the gallery said: “Warning for other outlets in Gwynedd. This lady stole items from the gallery today and left with a man who was waiting for her outside at around 1.30pm (last Wednesday ).When we have more images, we will share them with you.
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“If you can identify him, please contact the police or the gallery. A police incident number has been created.”
A pack of coasters had “definitely been taken away and possibly a keychain”. The spokesperson added: “It is possible that other items were also stolen from the store, we will need to undertake an inventory to find out.
“We have video evidence of her taking the coasters and we believe she is also putting something else in her pocket.”
The footage appears to show a woman looking at items on a table in the middle of the gift shop before choosing something and putting it in her pocket. She can then be seen picking up two square boxes and putting one under her arm before exiting the shop.
A North Wales Police spokesman said: “We received a report yesterday (Wednesday) of suspected shoplifting from a business premises in Llanbedrog. Our investigations into this incident are currently ongoing and anyone with information should contact us through our live online chat quoting reference B071242.”
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