AROUND £400 in cosmetics has been stolen from a pharmacy in Dursley.

The incident happened at Boots on Parsonage Street at around 12.30pm on Friday, July 12, when the offender entered the store and took a number of skin care products and placed them in his bag before leaving without attempting to pay.

The offender is described as male, white and between 25 and 29 years old.

He is thought to be around 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build, with short, dark hair and wearing a blue or purple polo shirt.

He was carrying a black Lacoste shoulder bag with a motif on the front.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 193 of July 12.

Sarah Whelan, manager of the Co-operative Pharmacy at the other end of Parsonage Street, said between £500 and £600 had also been stolen from her store on Wednesday, June 12.

"The whole station of make-up was swiped. Rather than taking the individual items, she took the whole tray out," she said.

"It’s extremely frustrating. When you have put so much effort and pride into your shop and then for someone to just take things, it is frustrating."