Police seek assistance over Cabramatta liquor theft

Police have released CCTV images of two people they believe can assist with inquiries following a theft from a retail store in Cabramatta earlier this year.

About 6:18pm on Tuesday, January 2, two males entered a premises selling packaged liquor in Cabramatta.

The two males have walked around the store and one of the males has removed a bottle of alcohol from the shelf and placed the bottle down his pants.

Both males have left the store as the store manager and security have approached them.

Police would like to speak to the two people depicted in the images who might be able to assist with their inquiries.

One male is described as pacific islander appearance, wearing a blue baseball cap, sunglasses, grey 'Jordan' hooded jumper and blue jeans.

The other male is described as pacific islander appearance, wearing a maroon baseball cap, black and white shorts, and a black and white stripped shirt.

Members of the community are urged to contact police if they are able to assist in identifying the males or who might have any information to come forward.

Retail store thefts remains on the rise in Fairfield with latest quarterly report from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) revealing a 43.4 per cent increase in the 24-months to September 2017.

Police say the increase in retail thefts is possibly the result of increased reporting of incidents and prosecutions. Half of this increase is attributable to an increase in the theft of liquor. In Fairfield stealing from a retail store has increased 4.3 per cent in the last quarter.

Inquiries are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.