Man ‘threatened staff with knife and pelted them with stolen goods’ during attempted robbery

Attempted armed robbery in St Neots. Can you help police identify this man?

Attempted armed robbery in St Neots. Can you help police identify this man? - Credit: Archant

A man threatened staff at a supermarket in St Neots with a knife during an attempted robbery.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, which took place at Tesco, in Barford Road, at around 4pm on August 29.

According to officers, a fire alarm was activated and the store was evacuated.

As customers returned, a man was stopped by security for attempting to steal £308 of alcohol.

He tried to flee, throwing the stolen goods at staff before threatening them with a large kitchen knife. Staff later managed to recover £208 worth of stolen items.

The man was seen leaving in a blue Vauxhall Astra.

DC Martin Hardy said: “I would urge anyone who was in Tesco this day or that may know the man pictured to come forward.”

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Anyone with information is asked to report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report quoting incident 35/26339/18 or by calling 101.

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