Cockburn Police are investigating a series of incidents at Cockburn Central on Thursday 7 November 2019.
Around 2.25pm, two women walked past a retail store and took a suitcase from the display outside and walked away. A short time later, the same women entered a liquor store and removed a 10 pack of mixed spirits and placed it inside the suitcase before leaving without making payment. Security located the women and requested the suitcase and alcohol to be returned. Whilst attempting to get all of the property back, one of the women has bitten a security officer on the arm, piercing the skin and causing it to bleed.
A short time later, the same women entered another nearby liquor store and selected two packs of pre-mixed spirits and placed them inside a handbag before leaving the store without paying. Staff followed them outside and last saw them travelling down a laneway towards Malata Crescent Success.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.
The first woman is described as: Light skinned, around 20 years of age, thin build, light brown shoulder length hair wearing a black and white top. She has a tattoo of writing on her left collar bone area.
The second woman is described as: Light skinned, around 35 years of age, medium build, shoulder length blonde hair, wearing a white top.
If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 9428.