A SUSPECTED shoplifter who threatened shop workers with a syringe and a knife is being sought by police.

Police are reappealing for information to trace a suspected shoplifter who threatened staff at two One Stop stores in the Black Country.

The suspect threatened staff with a syringe during a robbery at Onestop in Horseley Road in Tipton, at around 5pm on September 23.

No-one was during the incident, but the suspect managed to steal some items from the shop.

Detectives believe the suspect later carried out a second offence, at the One Stop in Dudley Port on September 27.

Police say the suspect threatened a staff member with a knife when they asked him to leave the store.

The incident was caught on CCTV and no-one was hurt.

West Midlands Police have now released new images of the suspect and are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

Investigation number 20/1770858/21 should be quoted.