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6 May 2010, 11:15 | Updated: 6 May 2010, 11:45
Cheltenham police have released pictures of a man they want to speak to about a series of incidents in Cheltenham Town Centre on Sunday May 2.
At around 5.30pm officers received reports of a man being threatening at Boots Corner in Cheltenham, it is believed he had previously been in the Hogs Head pub on the High Street. He is described as a white man with a slim build and dark hair.
At around 6pm a man snatched £20 from a man who had just withdrawn it from the cashpoint at the Tesco Metro store on Cheltenham High Street. The offender is described as white man, in his twenties, brown hair with a long fringe.
At just after 6pm a man in his sixties was the victim of a racially aggravated assault outside Cartridge World on the High Street.
The offender shouted racial abuse at the man and then punched him in the face. The victim suffered a broken nose and was taken to Cheltenham General Hospital for treatment.
The offender is described as a white man, aged in his late twenties or early thirties with a medium build and dark hair with a white or grey patch of hair at the back. He was wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans and dark shoes.
He was seen to head off towards Tescos in Colletts Drive.
At around 6.10pm a man was assaulted in the car park of Tescos in Colletts Drive.
Two men, were approached by a man who then punched one of them.
The offender is described as a white man, aged in his mid twenties with brown or ginger hair. He was wearing jeans and a shirt with horizontal stripes on.
Inspector Jon Roberts from Cheltenham Town Centre said;
“This is a horrendous series of incidents which we believe were committed by the same man.
“This despicable behaviour will not be tolerated and we are working tirelessly to ensure that the person responsible is caught and dealt with robustly.
“Cheltenham is a safe and enjoyable place to live and to visit.
“We will not tolerate any form of anti social behaviour in the town centre and would urge anyone who witnesses this to contact us immediately.
“Together we can make sure that everyone feels confident that they can safely enjoy all that the town has to offer.”
If you have any information about these incidents please contact police on 0845 090 1234 quoting incident 344 of May 2, 2010 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.