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Appeal for witnesses following theft and assault - Faringdon

Alert message sent 18/05/2020 14:39:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of theft and an assault in Faringdon.

Between 4.20pm and 4.42pm on Thursday (14/5), a man stole a bag of products from the Aldi Store in Henry Blake Way, Faringdon. A member of staff who attempted to prevent him from leaving the store received an injury to his hand, but did not require hospital treatment.

The offender is described as a white man in his late twenties, 6ft 1ins tall, with very short brown hair. He was wearing black cargo trousers, a navy blue t-shirt, black trainers with a white sole and had framed glasses. He was also carrying a carrier bag.

Investigating officer PC Edward Dodd, based at Abingdon police station, said: “There were a number of people in the store at this time and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or who recognises the description of the offender to get in touch.

“You can contact us using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200142431. If you are unable to report online, you can call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101. However, please note that our waiting times may be longer than usual.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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Ffion Jones (Police, Communications Assistant , HQ South)

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