A DARING cyclist attempted to foil a shoplifter by wrestling him to the ground in St Ives.

A DARING cyclist attempted to foil a shoplifter by wrestling him to the ground in St Ives.

The man had run from the Edinburgh Woollen Mill, in Crown Street, with a bag containing two pairs of socks and a jumper after being challenged by a member of staff.

He made off across the market square with the female member of staff in pursuit but was stopped by a man on a bike who grabbed the bag from him and took him to the ground.

However, the thief managed to break free and ran off.

The incident happened at about 3.30pm on Monday (May 30).

Police are investigating the incident and have described the thief as white, with a tanned complexion, in his late 40s or early 50s, 5ft 10in tall and stocky. At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark Puffa jacket and blue jeans.

Pc Lorna Owen said: "I would like to speak to anyone who saw this incident happen and particularly the man on the bike who attempted to stop the thief.

"We have a good description of him and I would urge anyone who thinks they recognise it to contact police.

INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact PC Owen on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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