POLICE are searching for a man wanted in connection with a series of thefts at shops in towns across Hampshire.

Officers want to speak to Tomas Lloyd, 27, following the incidents in Romsey, Fareham, Gosport and Andover.

The most recent theft happened at Tesco in River Way, Andover, between 8.45pm and 8.50pm on Sunday night, when a man snatched cash from a till.

Lloyd is described as being white, six feet tall, slim with an athletic bild, and has scruffy dark hair, stubble, a tribal tattoo on his right arm, and a star tattoo on his left hand.

The following incidents are being investigated:

  • Cash was snatched from a till at the Highlands Road service station Co-op in Fareham at about 10.45pm on 21 December.
  • More than £500 cash was stolen from a till in Aldi on Mumby Road, Gosport, at about 6.30pm on 22 December.
  • A small quantity of cash was snatched from a till in Co-op on Arundel Drive, Fareham, at about 8.30pm on 23 December.
  • Cash was snatched from a till in Martins on Corn Market, Romsey, shortly after 4pm on 27 December.
  • Approximately £120 cash was stolen from a till in Co-op on Botley Road, Romsey, shortly before 7pm on 30 December.
  • Between 5.30pm and 6pm on 2 January 2019, a man stole around £135 from a till in Aldi on Broadwater Road, Romsey.
  • An unknown quantity of coins were stolen from a till in Waitrose on Alma Road, Romsey, between 5pm and 6pm on 3 January.
  • A robbery in which a man pushed a member of staff in the Co-op on Warren Gardens, Romsey, whilst grabbing money from the till between 5.30pm and 5.45pm on 4 January.
  • More than £200 cash was stolen from a till in Co-op on Anton Farm Road, Andover, at about 10.15pm on 5 January.

Detective Inspector Howard Broadribb said: “We have now seen 10 businesses targeted over a two week period and want to put a stop to this offending before it escalates further.

“We are keen to locate and speak with Tomas Lloyd as part of our enquiries, so if you have seen him or know where he is, please call us immediately.

“I would like to remind people that anyone found to be harbouring him to deliberately obstruct our attempts to locate him may be committing an offence and be liable for arrest themselves.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting reference 44180480110, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.