Five people are wanted for questioning after perfumes worth a four-figure sum were stolen in a distraction theft.

The incident happened at Boots in Langston Road, Loughton, at around 12.30pm on Wednesday, January 8.

CCTV images have been released of four women and man who they would like to speak to as part of their enquiries.

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Do you recognise these two women?

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Police would also like to speak to this man

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These two other women were also seen entering Boots

Essex Police also investigating a report a report that perfume gift sets were taken from the store on Friday, December 12.

Anyone with information is asked to call Loughton police station on 101 quoting crime reference 42/4162/20 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.