Police were called at 2.45pm on Wednesday 21 December following reports of a man shoplifting in a Morrison’s store on Prince Charles Road, Exeter.
Two men, both wearing identical clothing, entered the store at around the same time. Whilst in the store, the two men have gone in different directions. One of the men proceeded to fill up a green carrier bag with items and then left the store without payment.
This same man was followed out of the store and by a member of staff and was challenged in the carpark where he produced a knife, before running off.
Police attended and conducted an area search, assisted by firearms and dog units. A man in his 30s was located 4.20pm and arrested in connection with offence but was later released without charge.
The two men were wearing dark coloured peak hats, black coats, grey hooded tops, blue denim jeans and trainers.
PC Matthew Beards said: “We are seeking witnesses to the incident. Due to the time of year, it is expected that the store was busy at this time, so hopefully someone has seen something.
“If anyone has seen a man as described filling up a green carrier bag with items within the shop then we would like to hear from you.”
Anyone with information is requested to contact police at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting crime number CR/090474/16.
Alternatively information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by using their online form found at http://crimestoppers-uk.org.
Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News