Suspected “of aerosol spray on woman” in attempted theft of store in Slough
Police are seeking more information after a suspect ‘sprayed a member of staff’ during an attempted robbery at a store in Slough.
The incident took place on May 28.
At approximately 4:39 p.m., a man entered Lynton stores where he was present for several minutes before heading to the checkout area.
The suspect then tried to break into the store checkouts but was blocked by a woman in her fifties.
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The assailant sprayed her with a spray before running away from the store.
Nothing was stolen.
According to Thames Valley Police, the offender is described as an Asian male in his twenties with average build. He was wearing a black beanie, black jacket, jeans and sneakers.
The victim suffered minor eye injuries, pain and burns. She was taken to Wexham Park Hospital for medical treatment.
Investigating Officer Detective Constable James Rex of the Slough Police Station Priority Crime Team said: ‘We are calling anyone who may have witnessed this attempted theft or who has information that could assist inquiry to contact us.
“The offender was roaming the area around the store for about 15 minutes before the offense.
“We encourage anyone who has spoken to him or seen him to contact us.
“We also encourage any passing vehicle drivers who may have footage of him in the area to contact us if he has captured anything that can help.
“You can report online or call 101, citing reference number 43210232074.
“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”