Police have released CCTV after 190 Christmas trees were stolen from a shop in Chorlton.
At about 9.40pm on Saturday 28 November 2015 the offenders approached the Khawja Brothers Mini Market on Manchester Road in Chorlton and stole Christmas trees. They returned once again between then and Monday 30 November 2015 and took more trees, loaded them into a van and fled. They stole 190 trees in total.
The van has since been seen in Chorlton selling Christmas trees.
Detective Constable Trudy Lindsey of South Manchester division said: “The shop owners were devastated to discover that 190 of their Christmas trees had been stolen. This is their livelihood and the offenders selfishly put their business in jeopardy.
“The van has been spotted in Chorlton since, offering people Christmas trees. If you are offered one to buy I would ask that you contact police immediately.
“If you recognise the men in the CCTV, please get in touch with us and help us to catch those responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4973 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.