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Appeal after shop worker assaulted during theft from Whitby store

Last modified: 21 December 2020 at 11:54am

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a theft and assault that occurred at Sainsbury's, Whitby.

It happened at the store on  Stainsacre Lane, Whitby at approximately 8.45pm  on Tuesday 15 December 2020 when a man left the store with a number of bottles of spirits without paying for them.

He was followed and challenged by a member of staff, who the suspect then assaulted.

The suspect is described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s,  around 5ft 7″tall and was wearing dark jogging trousers, a grey shell suit type jacket and a woollen hat.

Police are appealing for the public’s assistance and in particular, they are appealing for any witnesses who saw the incident or can help identify the man, to come forward.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote job reference 12200232859.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The victim sustained a minor injury to his head as a result of the assault.

Contact details:
Lucy Kyme - #0218
lucy.kyme@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 30218
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