29th November 2020

CCTV released of booze theft suspect who reportedly threw bottle at female security guard in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Constabulary are keen to hear from anyone who might be able to name this man who is believed to have assaulted a female security guard when he stole liquor from a Taunton store.

It happened on 31 January, about 16:30 when a man, shown here from shop CCTV, is thought to have put two bottles of Southern Comfort in a bag and tucked them inside a jacket. He was challenged after apparently concealing a third bottle in his jacket and is reported to have thrown one of them at a security guard before making off.

He is shown here wearing a beige coloured jacket, but he probably changed soon after the theft, when he was seen running up Billet Street, and was last seen in a black and white coat. The offender was described as slim, with short dark hair.

If you know who this is, call Taunton police on 101 quoting reference 10707/15, or call Crimestoppers in strict confidence on 0800 555 111.