St Ives: Cyclist grabs shoplifter on the run

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.


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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.

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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.

• Are you the cyclist who tackled the shoplifter? Did you see the incident happen? E-mail editor@huntspost.co.uk or call 01480 411481.

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