Thieves steal christmas gifts

Appeal after presents stolen from delivery sack

Police are asking for help to identify a man and a woman suspected of stealing Christmas presents from a sack which had fallen from a delivery van in York.

On the morning of Friday 13 December 2013, a member of the public called the police after seeing a man and woman acting suspiciously behind a storage container in the Salisbury Terrace area of York.

Further investigation revealed that the suspects had rummaged through the mail sack, opened the parcels and had stolen some of the contents. Most of the stolen items were Christmas presents and include Paul Smith brown leather shoes, a Hugo Boss perfume gift set and a Belkin surge master (a device to protect electrical equipment from surges).

The sack of parcels fell from the insecure door of a delivery van which was travelling in the Leeman Road, Garfield Terrace and Salisbury Terrace area.

Police are asking for anyone who can identify the pair from the photographs or saw the incident take place to contact them.

Both suspects are described as aged in their twenties. The man has shaved hair at the sides and back with longer hair on top. The woman has long dark hair and was wearing large gold earrings.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Paddy Green, or email

Alternatively you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident number 12130215360 when passing on information about this crime.