Man Holding Knife demands Cash from Tesco staff in Portsmouth

man holding knife demands cash from tesco staff in portsmouth

Police have released CCTV released following robbery attempt at Tesco in Portsmouth

Officers have released a CCTV image following a robbery attempt at a Tesco store in Portsmouth.

At around 2.15pm on Saturday 19 August, a man entered the store on Crasswell Street and made threats to a member of staff whilst holding a knife, before demanding cash from the till.

The man then made an unsuccessful attempt to open the till himself before leaving the shop empty handed.

He has been described as:

• White
• 5ft 8ins tall
• Average build
• Wearing pale tights over his head and face
• Dark coloured jacked and trousers
• Gloves

We have released a CCTV image of a man we would like to identify and speak to in connection with this incident.

Detective Constable Carla-Marie Moore said: “This happened on a busy Saturday afternoon at a popular supermarket, so there may have been people who saw what happened.

“Did you see this man in the store, or do you know who he is?

“If you think you know this man, then please contact police.

“In addition, anyone who thinks they may be able to assist us with our enquiries should contact police immediately.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘44170321209’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.