A SHOP worker was bound with cable ties during a morning robbery in which £28,000 was stolen.

Police have released CCTV images as part of the investigation.

At around 8.25am on Tuesday, November 23, a man entered the front door of One Stop in Leith Avenue, before entering a secure area in the back.

A member of staff was then tied with cable ties, before the man stole in excess of £28,000 from a safe.

The man has been described as wearing a black face covering, a cream or beige beanie hat, a light grey zip up hoodie with darker fabric inside the hood, and a light-coloured full length zip at the front.

Underneath the hoodie is a white or light-coloured top. He is also described as wearing dark or black jogging style bottoms, and carrying a rucksack which is black at the bottom and grey at the top, with a grey shoulder strap and white emblem in the centre.

The man is described as wearing grey Adidas trainers with three white stripes on the side of each trainer, white banding around the base of the trainers and grey soles.

Police are making a number of enquiries to investigate the Portchester incident.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary said: "Do you live in this area, or were you passing through? Have you captured this man on Dash Cam footage, or CCTV? Perhaps you recognise the distinctive clothing he was wearing?

"Anyone with information can report to us on 101, quoting 44210470176, or you can submit information via our website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

"Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org"