Police hunt man after service station theft

APPEAL CCTV of the suspect
APPEAL CCTV of the suspect
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POLICE want to speak to this man after cash was stolen from a service station.

This CCTV image has been released following the theft at the Portsbridge Service Station, Cosham.

Police say a man selected a packet of crisps and approached the cashier to pay for them.

As the cashier opened the till to give him his change, he leaned across the counter and grabbed a bundle of notes.

PC David Tester said: ‘I am appealing for witnesses who may have seen the offender running away, or who are able to identify the man in the CCTV.

‘There were other customers using the filling station at the time, who may have witnessed what happened.’

The theft took place between 5.45pm and 6pm on Wednesday, February 1, but the details have only just been released.

The man is said to have run from the shop towards the Highbury Estate with about £50 in cash.

The man police want to speak to is aged in his early 50s, about 5ft 6in and stocky.

He was wearing a baseball hat and dark jacket.

Anyone with any information should contact Fratton police station on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.