Female thief pushes Tesco worker to the ground and threatens them with a needle in Gosport attack
A WOMAN who attacked a shop worker and threatened them with a needle during a suspected shoplifting incident is being hunted by police.
The attack took place at outside Tesco Express in Forton Road, Gosport at 2.39pm on Friday, April 2.
Police say the woman had left the shop with a bag full of goods which she did not pay for.
When a member of staff challenged the woman outside, they were assaulted.
The violent thief pushed the victim over before threatening them with a needle, police said.
The attacker was white and slim, with long black straight hair and wearing a black hooded top, leggings and boots. She was carrying an Asda bag for life and was accompanied by a man on a bicycle.
Hampshire police is now looking for witnesses to the attack to come forward. A spokesman for the force said: ‘Officers are conducting a number of enquiries in relation to this incident, but are keen to identify any potential witnesses so we can speak to them about what they saw.
‘We know that a number of customers used the store and the car park around this time, so would encourage people to contact the police if they saw this incident unfold.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44210124109.
Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org