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CCTV: Hunt for knife-wielding shoplifter who targeted Holbury Co-op




A PASSER-BY was threatened at knifepoint after confronting a suspected shoplifter outside a Holbury shop.

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to find in connection with the incident which took place at the Co-op branch in Long Lane between 9.20pm and 9.30pm on Sunday 6th June.

The member of the public had challenged a man for reportedly leaving the store without paying for items when he produced a knife and made threats before running off.

The suspect brandished a knife and made threats when challenged
The suspect brandished a knife and made threats when challenged

He was described as white, aged 25-35, about 5ft 7in tall, slim build, with dark hair, wearing a blue baseball cap, a large dark jacket, jogging bottoms or jeans and white trainers.

People are being urged to come forward if they think they recognise the person shown in the images.

The incident took place at the Co-op in Long Lane
The incident took place at the Co-op in Long Lane

A Hampshire police spokesperson added: “Officers are also keen to identify the member of public who challenged the man.

“This person may be able to help with our investigation. Was this you?”

Anyone with information should contact the force on 101, quoting crime reference number 44210221152, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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