Man sought over £20k cash theft from Tesco in Thornbury

Nearly £20,000 has been stolen in a theft at a South Gloucestershire supermarket.

Police were called to the Tesco store in Thornbury on Friday afternoon following reports of the incident.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said staff with a security van had been transferring money when a man had taken a cash box.

"He ran off dropping the box but made off with the money that was inside," he said.

"The offender is described as wearing a white hooded top and blue jogging bottoms.

"Anyone that saw him at about 2.40pm on Friday is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers," the force spokesman added.

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