CCTV clue to shoplifters to threatened to stab staff at Northamptonshire Co-op

Police hunt woman who pulled knife during chase through Long Buckby

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:44 am

Detectives hunting a knife attacker who threatened terrified shop staff have released photos of a man and a woman they want to find.

Store store at a Northamptonshire village Co-op were confronted by two shoplifters who had nicked booze, a bunch of roses and a Valentine's Day card.

Police revealed last month how a man loaded up a basket with £150-worth of alcohol in the Long Buckby supermarket at around 3.20pm on February 13.

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Police want to speak to this man and woman following an incident in which Co-op staff were threatened with a knife. Photo: Northamptonshire Police

Alert staff spotted him passing the bottles — and the card — to a woman and chased the pair after they left without paying but stopped when one of the pair pulled a knife and threatened to stab them.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "Following our previous appeal for information, officers have now released CCTV images of a man and a woman they believe may be able to assist their investigation into the incident at the Co-op.

"Staff from the store pursued two shoplifters into the High Street before stopping outside the public toilets where the woman produced a knife and threatened to stab the store workers.

"The pair then left on foot, heading down Station Road and into William Road.

"We are asking for the man and woman pictured, or anyone who recognises them and knows where they could be, to call us on 101 using incident number 21000089373, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55511."

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