Images released in investigation of theft of cigarettes and cash

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify a man and woman following a series of thefts of cigarettes and cash.

Between February 19 and March 15, 2020, a number of convenience stores, tobacconists, supermarkets and Newsagents have been the target of cigarettes and cash thefts.

The group of up to four appear to be targeting cigarettes and cash at multiple locations including Turrella, Earlwood, Mascot, and the Eastern Suburbs.

Officers from South Sydney Police Area Command have commenced an investigation under Strike Force Bettowynd and are now appealing to the community for information.

As part of their appeal, officers have released an image of a man and woman who they believe may be able to assist with inquiries.

The man is depicted as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170-180cm tall, aged in his 30s, with a solid build and bald head.

The woman is described as being of Caucasian appearance,160-170cm tall with a slim build, aged between 20-25, long brown hair.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have been in the areas around the time of the thefts and noticed suspicious activity to come forward.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.