A BARBER shop was broken into and its till was ripped from the wall during a burglary in Weymouth.

The incident happened at around 6.25am on Friday, November 8 at Istanbul Barbers on Westham Road.

Police have since released a CCTV image of the suspect –view it at dorsetecho.co.uk

It is reported that the offender gained entry via a rear door off an alley in Park Street.

The offender then pulled the till from the wall, containing a quantity of cash, before leaving.

Police have launched a witness appeal to find the person responsible.

PC Anneka Harding, of Weymouth police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the relevant time to get in touch.

“Following initial enquiries I have obtained a CCTV image of the suspect. While I appreciate that it is not of great quality, I am hoping someone may recognise him from his clothing.”

“I would urge anyone who has any information to assist my investigation to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police quoting occurrence number 55190176286.