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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Police have released images of the man that stole a large amount of foreign currency from a supermarket, and the note he used to do it.

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It happened at about 1.45pm, Saturday, 26 April 2014, when a man went to the currency exchange counter near the front entrance to Sainsburys on London Road, Hazel Grove.

He chatted to the assistant as he handed her notes to be changed into foreign currency. Within these notes was a handwritten letter demanding the money in the safe, saying that he was armed with a gun inside his bag.

The staff member handed over approximately £17,000 in foreign currency (notes), namely; Euros, US dollars, Australian dollars, Turkish Lera and Bulgarian Lev, as well as £5,100 in Pound Sterling. The offender ran off towards Peter Street.

The offender was described as white, in his mid-30s, 5ft 10in tall, with a medium build, ginger hair, wearing a black baseball cap, grey tracksuit top, sunglasses and carrying a black Adidas bag.

Detective Constable Mark Healey, based at Hazel Grove Police Station, said: “We want people to be aware of this because he could try to offload or change the currency across Greater Manchester.

“We ask that if you recognise this offender from the images, please contact us as soon as possible on the numbers provided.

“Also, if anyone is offered large amounts of foreign currency in suspicious circumstances then please call the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 8569779, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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