Man wanted for cashback theft from Sunderland supermarket

CCTV WANTED: Police would like to speak to this man about a cashback theft at Asda in Ryhope on December 5.
CCTV WANTED: Police would like to speak to this man about a cashback theft at Asda in Ryhope on December 5.
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POLICE would like to speak to a man in connection with a cashback theft from a supermarket self-service till.

Officers have released CCTV footage in an attempt to trace a man after a theft, between 5.35pm and 5.40pm, at Asda, on Ryhope Street South, Sunderland, on December 5.

They say a 17-year-old victim accidentally left behind the money after requesting cash back, but on returning just a few seconds later, it was gone.

Officers investigating the theft are keen to speak to the man pictured, whom they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

Police have taken the opportunity to remind people to be vigilant when using self-service tills and to always make sure they take all items with them, including any change or cash back.

People are also warned that they are stealing and committing a crime by helping themselves to any money left behind.

Anyone who recognises the man or has any information about the incident, is asked to call police on 101 extension 69191.

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