Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of distraction thefts across town centres in Suffolk on the afternoon ofTuesday 28 July.
A male entered stores and business premises offering greetings cards for sale. He placed the cards across tables or desks and then stole, or attempted to steal, mobile phones and a purse.
The first two incidents were reported at Hamilton Road in Felixstowe between 2.10pm and 2.15pm, further incidents were reported at Henning Avenue and Edith Cook Way in Ipswich between 2.20pm and 2.40pm, at Ipswich Street in Stowmarket around 4.25pm and Abbeygate Street in Bury St Edmunds around 5.10pm.
In each case the man involved is described as having a dark or tanned complexion, dark hair and being in his mid-20s to 30s.
Calls relating to these any of these incidents should be made to Suffolk Police on 101 reference IE/15/2563