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Calne police are investigating a robbery and theft which happened in Calne on Friday evening 8th February.

5AD1D150 9293 4EEF B161 6D1766BA0334At around 8.50pm a man was withdrawing money from the cashpoint outside Sainsbury’s, when he was approached by an unknown man, who pulled him over from behind and stole the £20 note he had withdrawn.

The victim was not seriously hurt, so stood up and followed the suspect into the nearby Co-op to confront him and try to get his money back.

The suspect then took a bottle of alcohol from a shelf inside the Co-op and left the store without paying.

The victim then returned home and phoned police.

Officers attended the scene and carried out an area search, as well as approaching the staff in the Co-op to get further details of the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white man, wearing a light brown hoody with the hood pulled up.

Anyone with information should contact Wiltshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference 54190013370. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

8704B0E9 0BC7 4ED3 B906 9062905A9F2BPCSO Mark Cook of the Calne Community Police Team says: ”An incident of this nature is rare in Calne, and at this time we are urging anyone using cash machines in Calne to be mindful of their personal safety, and watch for anyone approaching or loitering nearby. Extra patrols are being done in The Pippin, and all other locations in Calne where cash machines are present.

We are also asking members of the community to report anyone they see behaving in a suspicious nature on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.43B57892 2E63 4ED6 B890 41E4B0FD59EA