A MAN had bags of designer clothing stolen from a removal van while moving into a new home in Salisbury.

The theft happened in Paynes Hill at about 10.15am on Tuesday, May 8 when the van was parked outside of the address.

Two sports bags, one black Adidas rucksack and one dark blue Slazenger holdall, containing thousands of pounds worth of designer clothes, were stolen from the unattended van.

PCSO Gareth James, from Wiltshire South Community Policing Team, said: "The bags have disappeared from the van while the victim and those helping him were taking items inside the house, leaving the open van unattended for a short while.

"The victim remembers seeing two men acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the theft and we are hoping their descriptions will jog someone's memory.

"We have conducted house to house enquiries and attempted to find CCTV in the area but have not been successful so far."

The first man is described as white, aged around 18 to 20, with a gaunt-looking thin face. He was wearing a black tracksuit with cream colour under the arms and around the back, a white Nike baseball cap and dark blue trainers.

The second was also white and aged around 18 to 20. He was around 6ft 3 with a gaunt squarish face, wearing dark blue jeans, a shirt that was dark blue on the bottom and striped blue on the top, and black shoes with a white stripe on.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PCSO James on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.