POLICE are hunting this man who stole a box of beer from a Hampshire shop.

Officers investigating the theft have today released CCTV image of the man carrying the crate of Budweiser before he flees the store without paying for it.

The theft happened at the Co-op store in Leigh Road, Eastleigh, when the man, wearing a red baseball cap, walked into the shop, picked up the beer and walked out again, without any attempt to pay.

Anyone with information about the theft, which happened between 8pm and 9pm on July 22, or who recognises the man, should contact Eastleigh police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.