Cops hunt local Co-Op till snatcher

Man At Co-Op

Police have releasing images of a man they would like to speak to after two similar thefts from Co-Op stores which may be linked.

It’s believed it is the same man that was seen on CCTV on both occasions.

An unattended till drawer containing nearly £1,500 in cash was taken by a man with a scarf over his face from the Co-Op on West End Road in Harefield, Southampton at around 10pm on Wednesday, August 27. He was last seen running in the direction of West End.

Two till drawers were then taken from a staff member at the Co-Op at Falkland Court in Eastleigh on Sunday, August 31, at around 10.25pm. Just over £200 in cash was taken. No-one was hurt and the suspect was seen running towards Falkland Road and Devon Drive.

The man police would like to speak to, who may be able to help enquiries into both thefts, is described as:

White, aged in his late twenties to early thirties, around 6ft tall with slim build.

On both occasions he was seen wearing a grey baseball cap.

On August 27, he was wearing a light blue t-shirt, grey knee length shorts, black/burgandy sports shoes with a white trim, and gloves.

On August 31 he was wearing a grey zip-up jumper, grey jogging bottoms, and red trainers with a white sole.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Mark Connor at Eastleigh police station on 101 quoting 44140315325/44140310483 or via the website here

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