POLICE have issued CCTV images of a man wanted for stealing a bottle of whisky from a store in Colchester.

The incident happened at the Co-op store in Mersea Road.

The suspect is described as being in his late 20s with short brown hair. He was wearing a black body warmer with a grey jumper underneath.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “A suspect had entered the store at 5.05pm on February 10 and had then picked up a bottle of Johnnie Walker whisky and concealed it in his trousers before leaving the shop without making any attempt to pay the £25 for it.”

Anyone who thinks they know the man is asked to call PC Christopher Raynsford, at Colchester Police Station, on 101.