Police want to speak to two people who tried to stop city centre shoplifter

Posted on 30th May 2014

Officers investigating the theft of items from a supermarket in Derby want to trace two vigilant shoppers who tried to stop the offender getting away.

A man stole razors and other toiletries from the Co-op store in Nottingham Road, Derby, at about 9.30pm on Wednesday, May 28.

As the offender tried to get away, two shoppers went to stop him and managed to keep hold of his bike while the shoplifter ran off.

Police want to speak to the two people who intervened to take any details they may have of the offender or the incident itself.

The shoplifter was white, in his late-20s, about 5ft 8ins, of medium build and with short, light hair. He wore a black Umbro jacket and black jeans. His bike was red, black and silver.

Do you know the two shoppers who tried to help, or do you recognise the description of the offender?

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 22001/14.


You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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