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Appeal following robbery at Portchester shop

We’re releasing CCTV images as part of an investigation into a robbery in Portchester.

At around 8.25am on Tuesday 23 November, a man entered the front door of One Stop in Leith Avenue, before entering a secure area in the back.

A member of staff was then tied with cable ties, before the man stole in excess of £28,000 from a safe.

We are making a number of enquiries to investigate this incident, and are asking the public to report any information they may have to us too.

We would especially like to hear from anyone who recognises the man in the images, or perhaps saw him in the area. We’ve released two pictures to give you an idea of the clothing he was wearing.

He is described as wearing a black face covering, a cream or beige beanie hat, a light grey zip up hoodie with darker fabric inside the hood, and a light-coloured full length zip at the front.

Underneath the hoodie is a white or light-coloured top. He is also described as wearing dark or black jogging style bottoms, and carrying a rucksack which is black at the bottom and grey at the top, with a grey shoulder strap and white emblem in the centre.

In addition, the man is described as wearing grey Adidas trainers with three white stripes on the side of each trainer, white banding around the base of the trainers and grey soles.

Do you live in this area, or were you passing through? Have you captured this man on Dash Cam footage, or CCTV? Perhaps you recognise the distinctive clothing he was wearing?

Anyone with information can report to us on 101, quoting 44210470176, or you can submit information via our website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

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