Northampton shop worker racially abused by man who tried to steal alcohol in his hoodie

Police are looking to trace this man after he racially abused a Tesco worker who confronted him shoplifting.
Police are looking to trace this man after he racially abused a Tesco worker who confronted him shoplifting.
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A shoplifter racially abused a member of staff in a Northampton supermarket after being challenged while he was trying to steal alcohol.

The man went into the Wellingborough Road branch of Tesco at about 6.45pm on Monday, October 19, and hid two bottles of Pimms under his hoodie.

Staff challenged him and recovered the bottles, but the man then became aggressive and racially abused a member of staff.

The man was then escorted out of the building by other members of staff and walked away in the direction of the town centre.

A police spokeswoman said the man was in his late 20s, about 5ft 10in, slim and clean shaven.

He was wearing black jeans, black trainers and a black hoodie with a white skull and crossbones on the back. He also had a “Northampton accent.”

Officers investigating the case have released the attached CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call the force on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.