Man took £200 worth of alcohol from Co-op

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Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man who injured a shopworker by throwing bottles of wine at him before walking off with an estimated £200 worth of alcohol.

Thames Valley Police want to speak with anyone who may have seen a man laden with bottles of alcohol stolen from a Co-op shop in Bletchley early on Friday morning.

At around 6.10am, a man entered the Co-op shop in Newton Road and began to steal several bottles from the wine and beer section. When the shop manager approached him he became aggressive and began shouting and waving a bottle at her.

He then went back to the same section and took more bottles, while continuing to shout and swear.

When a second member of staff approached him, he threatened him and threw two bottles at him.

One bottle smashed and the member of staff sustained a minor leg injury from broken glass which required hospital treatment.

The man then left the store carrying approximately £200 worth of champagne, cava and whisky.

The offender is a white man aged between 25 and 35, of slim build, about 6ft tall and was wearing dark trousers and a dark jacket with the hood up.

He was carrying a bag filled with bottles.

If you have any information about the incident contact PC Graham Gray via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police then you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.