CCTV appeal following theft and assault at Tesco in Dorset

CCTV appeal following theft and assault at&nbsp;shop in Shaftesbury <i>(Image: Dorset Police)</i>
CCTV appeal following theft and assault at shop in Shaftesbury (Image: Dorset Police)

POLICE have issued CCTV images of two men following a theft and subsequent assault at a shop in Shaftesbury.

At approximately 5.20pm on Wednesday, October 19, three men approached the kiosk in Tesco in Christy’s Lane and attempted to purchase a number of items, including a large quantity of tobacco and cigarettes.

The men put the tobacco products in their pockets and left the store without paying.

Two members of staff attempted to pursue the men, however one of them was assaulted.

Police Community Support Investigator Kayleigh Hole, of North Dorset police, said: “I am continuing to investigate this incident and have obtained CCTV images of two male suspects.

“I would ask anyone who recognises them to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220170556.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.