CROOKS stole £400 worth of food from the shelves of a petrol station in Pilgrims Hatch.

Over three separate incidents the culprits took the items without paying at the BP Connect garage on Ongar Road.

At about 12.50pm on January 23, two men walked into the store and placed £100 worth of items into a bag before leaving.

The following day at about 6.40pm, a male and female put £100 worth of meat into a bag and left without paying.

Then at about 8.50pm on January 27 a man went into the shop alone and stole £200 worth of food.

CCTV images have been released of people police want to speak to regarding the incidents.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Paul Walker or his colleagues at Loughton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.