POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a Tesco staff member was threatened during a robbery.

The incident happened earlier this month at Tesco Extra on Birmingham Road in Dudley.

Officers said a man entered the store, picked up items and put them in a bag before threatening a staff member when he was challenged. The man left without paying for the items.

In a social media appeal, Dudley Police said: "We want to speak to this man in connection with a robbery at a store in Dudley earlier this month.

"At around 5.20pm on Tuesday 5 July, a man entered Tesco Extra on Birmingham Road then picked up several items and placed them in a bag.

"He threatened a staff member who challenged him before making off without paying for the items he had taken.

"We acknowledge this image is not particularly clear but we're asking for anyone with information to contact us via Live Chat on our website, or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 20/579708/23".