Tesco store worker threatened after confronting shoplifters

Police want to speak with four people in connection with shoplifting at Tesco in Wisbech.

Police want to speak with four people in connection with shoplifting at Tesco in Wisbech. - Credit: Google Maps

A Tesco worker was threatened when they challenged four suspected shoplifters trying to make off with alcohol worth more than £500.

The confrontation took place at Tesco Extra in Wisbech at around 7.45am on Saturday, April 9.

Cambridgeshire Police released CCTV pictures of four people they would like to speak to in connection with the theft.

A police spokesperson said: "Nine bottles of liquor, worth over £500, were taken and violence was also threatened when they were challenged by a member of staff.

"Anyone with information, or who recognises the people in the images, is urged to get in touch."

Witnesses can contact Cambridgeshire Police by filing a report online (https://www.cambs.police.uk/) or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference number 35/25462/22.

Alternatively, anonymous reports can be made to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online (https://crimestoppers-uk.org/).

Police want to speak with four people in connection with shoplifting at Tesco Extra in Wisbech.

Police want to speak with four people in connection with shoplifting at Tesco Extra in Wisbech. - Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Last year a man was alleged to have stolen more than £2,500 worth of food and drink from the same store.

He was later charged with two counts of stealing £2,500.45 worth of food and drink from Tesco, as well as going equipped for theft by being in possession of magnets.

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Last year, a shoplifter fleeing a Tesco store in March fell at the exit - smashing bottles of spirits he had just stolen.

No arrests have been made.

A police spokesperson said the man stole five bottles of spirits at about 2pm and then returned at about 4.30pm, when he tried to steal six more.

"He was challenged by staff and ran out of the shop with the bottles," said the spokesperson.