A CCTV appeal has been launched as police investigate a robbery in Dorchester. 

Dorset Police has issued CCTV images of a man that had reportedly made threats to a staff member at the Curry's store in Weymouth Avenue before taking a key fob from them.

It is reported that the man then took several items of stock from the shelves before he left without paying.

Police Constable Henry Cunningham, of Dorchester police, said: “We have been carrying out various enquiries into this robbery and I have now obtained CCTV images of a man we would like to identify as part of our investigation.

“I would ask anyone who recognises him, or who has information regarding his identity, to please contact us.”

The incident occurred at around 2.15pm on Friday, May 3 - however police only issued the appeal today. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240065749.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.