POLICE are appealing for information on three generations of Irish women who committed a string of thefts in a British town centre.
The trio, which includes a girl of primary school age, stole a number of items from shops in Leek, Staffordshire, on Monday, May 26.
Beginning their spree at around 2:25pm, they first went into Rymans on Derby Street and took two steam mops worth a total value of £160.
They then moved onto a shop on St Edward’s Street and stole various items of clothing and jewellery to the value of approximately £250.
Staffordshire Police said the likely age range of the women, all of whom spoke with Irish accents, stretched from eight to the late-50s.
“The offenders are described as a white female aged from eight to 10, 5ft tall, slim build, with a broad Irish accent and wearing a black and white dress which had a taxi cab image on the right hand side area by the girl’s hip,” a spokesperson for the force said.
“Another female in the group is described as a white female in her late-50s, 5ft 5in tall, slim with an Irish accent and wearing a dark blue just-above-knee-length dress and a silver coloured necklace with cross and charm and a dark blue padded jacket.
“The third female is around 23 years old, white, also with an Irish accent, 5ft 7 to 5ft 8in tall, podgy build with long straight blonde hair tied back and dark eyebrows.”
She added that members of the public who have information on the group or have been offered any of the stolen items for sale should contact Staffordshire Police by ringing 101 quoting incident 348 of 26 May or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.