A man stole several hundred pounds from a supermarket in Quedgeley yesterday (November 3).
Police are appealing for information about the theft at the shop on Bristol Road, which happened at about 1.05pm.
A checkout assistant closed the till drawer with the man’s hand still in it as he grabbed the cash but the thief managed to pull it free and flee from the shop.
Another worker then managed to trip the offender as he tried to get on a red mountain bike outside the store but again he got free.
He ran off across the Bristol Road, jumped over railings that lead to School Lane and was lost from sight.
The man is described as white, about 40 years of age, around 5ft 4ins tall and of slim build. He had dark blonde/brown hair and is gaunt looking with dark circles under his eyes.
He was wearing a dark green zipped up jumper, dark trousers and white trainers.
Anyone with information that could aid the police investigation should call 101, quoting incident 180 of November 3.
Alternatively, you can also give information anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.