DETECTIVES investigating thefts at Co-op stores in Bebington and Tranmere have released CCTV images of four women wanted in connection with them.

It was reported that between 7.17pm and 7.43pm on Wednesday January 8, a group of women entered three different Co-op stores, secreting items in bags they were carrying as well as under their clothes before leaving the stores without paying.

They are believed to have made off from the location in a vehicle, details of which are unknown.

The stores targeted were on Teehey Lane and Cross Lane, both in Bebington, as well as Church Road in Tranmere.

CCTV enquiries are ongoing and police are keen to speak to the women pictured as it is believed they may have vital information to assist the investigation.

If you recognise these women or have any information about the incident, please contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre'.

You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 20000017549 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here: