Police issue CCTV image of Himalayan Garden theft suspect

CCTV images of the woman who left the Himalayan Garden near Grewelthorpe with several hundren pounds worth of plants which she did not pay for. Her vehicle is pictured below. (S)
CCTV images of the woman who left the Himalayan Garden near Grewelthorpe with several hundren pounds worth of plants which she did not pay for. Her vehicle is pictured below. (S)
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Ripon police have released CCTV pictures of a suspect and her vehicle after plants were stolen from a garden sale near the city.

The plants were taken a shop at the Himalayan Garden near Grewelthorpe at about noon on Tuesday 15 May 2012.

Officers are trying to trace a woman who had entered the garden without paying and selected several hundred pounds worth of plants which she wanted to pay for with her credit card.

A shop assistant told her that the card machine was in the tea room and the woman went to the tea room where she bought a drink but did not pay for the plants, before leaving in a red Range Rover.

The woman is described as white, around 5ft 6in tall with blonde shoulder length hair. She was wearing a faux leather cream jacket, a white jumper and blue chinos.

PC Gareth Jones, of Ripon Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “I urge anyone who can identify the woman seen on CCTV to contact the police of Crimestoppers straight away.

PC Jones added: “Not paying for the plants may be a genuine oversight. If this is the case, I ask the woman to get in touch immediately so that we can rectify the issue.”

If you can help identify the woman or the Range Rover contact Ripon police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Gareth Jones.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12120077635.