THOUSANDS of pounds worth of items have been stolen from a Chester city centre store.

Police have now issued a CCTV appeal and want to speak to the man pictured in connection with the theft, where more than £6,500 of items were taken from Boots on Foregate Street.

The incident happened at about 9.30am on Tuesday, March 23.

Police Constable Richard Connelly, from Chester Local Policing unit, said: "This investigation is ongoing and as part of our enquiries we're keen to speak to the man in the CCTV image as we believe he may have crucial information which may help us in our investigation.

"If you think you recognise the man, or have any information in relation to the incident, please call the team here at Chester on 101

"I would also like to appeal directly to the man in the CCTV image to get in touch to help us progress with our investigation."

Anyone who recognises the man, or anyone with any information which may aid the investigation, is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 950143, or give us the details via .