CCTV image shared by the police. (Photo credits: Nottinghamshire police)

Callous crooks forced their way inside a Mansfield store and took gold rings, cash and limited-edition coins.

Officers were called out to Handley Arcade on Toothill Lane at around 2:10am on Thursday, April 22, following reports of a burglary.

Police said an unspecified number of thieves stole around £300 worth of goods from the shop, including a gold ring, two silver rings, cash within the register and rare limited-edition coins.

Nottinghamshire Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident today.

Police Constable Ryan Frew-McGill, investigation lead, said: “Theft is totally unacceptable, and we will always take action against offenders.

“Incidents like these not only harm businesses financially, but they can also be incredibly distressing for staff within the stores.

“We have now issued a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

“If you recognise him or if you saw anything suspicious in the area please come forward.”

He added that, in response to the burglary, the police have increased patrols in the area and will offer crime prevention advice to the community.

Anyone with information can contact them by calling 101 and quoting incident number 164 of April 22, 2021.