A THIEF was chased down the street after stealing 10 Yankee candles from an Abingdon shop.
The woman entered Beales Home Stores on Fairacres Retail Park and hid the Yankee candles in her bag.
She then left the shop, but a shop assistant had spotted her and chased her down the street.
In her hurry to get away, the woman dropped the bag but she managed to run off without being caught.
She was described white, 5ft 6ins tall and had shoulder-length red hair. It was also reported that she wearing jeans, a sweatshirt, gilet and boots.
The attempted theft happened on Wednesday, June 4, at about 4.50pm but Thames Valley Police did not reveal the information until now.