CCTV picture of Doncaster Asda iPad thief released

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Police have issued a CCTV picture of man thought to be responsible for the theft of £10,000 worth of iPads from a Doncaster supermarket.

A thief broke into the Asda store on High Street, Carcroft, at around 12.20am on Sunday, 20 April and stole between 20 and 30 devices, together worth around £10,000.

Now detectives have said that the man pictured in the CCTV image may hold vital information. He is described as being around 5’8” tall and of medium build.

He was wearing a black hooded top, faded blue denim jeans with a white logo on the back pockets, and was carrying a large red and white holdall.

Detective Sergeant Andy Heptonstall has also issued a warning to those thinking of buying cut-price iPads.

He said: “Anyone being offered a brand-new iPad Mini 16gb in silver, an iPad 2 16gb in black or white or an iPad Air wifi 16gb or 32gb, other than from a reputable seller, may be buying this stolen property and if identified will be arrested.

“The fact is that whoever stole these high-value items will want to get rid of them quickly, and will most likely try and sell them to unsuspecting buyers.

“I would ask people in Doncaster and elsewhere in South Yorkshire to be on the lookout, as they do not want to run the risk of being arrested for buying stolen property.”

Anyone who witnessed what happened, or has information, is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 71 of 20 April 2014.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55 111.