WATCH: Foreign couple steal handbag from Mellieha shop

A shop owner has appealed for help on Facebook after a foreign couple stole a leather handbag from her retail outlet.

The incident happened at around 5.30pm on Wednesday afternoon in Mellieha. CCTV footage shows the couple walking around the shop and touching a number of items. At one point, the man who was carrying a paper bag, opens the bag and quickly shoves something inside it.

The owner said she filed a police report, but was appealing to the public via Facebook in case anyone recognises them. She said that she has seen the couple before walking around in Mellieha and knows that they are foreign, but has never spoken to them so she doesn’t know who they are or where they are from.