POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft in Reading.

At around 5pm on Friday, March 22, a man walked into F Hinds Jewellers in Broad Street Mall and asked to try on a necklace and bracelet.

He then ran out of the shop, still wearing the jewellery, without paying.

Investigating officer, PC Martin Smith, based at Reading police station, said: "I am keen to speak to the man in this CCTV image as I believe he may have vital information that could assist our investigation.

"I would also urge anyone who has any information about this incident to please come forward.

"If anyone recognises the man in the image or has information in relation to this incident please contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference ‘43190088030’ or make a report online.

"Alternatively, you contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."