Police in Chandlers Ford are appealing for help from the public to identify a man who threatened a shop worker this morning, Saturday, April 3, 2010.
Police were called to the One Stop on Bournemouth Road, Chandlers Ford at around 8:15am this morning.
Earlier that morning the shop worker, a 43-year-old man from Southampton, had caught a man attempting to leave the store without paying for a sandwich. He took the sandwich from the man, who then left the store.
The man then returned to the store moments later and threatened the shop worker with a knife.
The man police would like to identify is described as:
Wearing a grey jumper and dark trousers
Wearing a grey hat
Collar length, brown hair
Looks like he may sleep rough
Carrying a large, black backpack
Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area around the shops early this morning, and saw what happened, or who recognises the description of this man.
Detective Inspector Toby Elcock said: “The shop worker in this incident, although not injured, has been extremely shaken up by what has happened. Do you recognise the man we need to talk to? If he sleeps rough, do you know where? Please don’t approach this man, but call us and tell us what you know.”
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Eastleigh CID on 101, or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.