A ROBBER took £20 from a man withdrawing cash outside Sainsbury's in Calne on Friday evening.

At around 8.50pm, a man was withdrawing money from the cashpoint when he was approached by an unknown man, who pulled him over from behind and stole the £20 note he had withdrawn.

The victim was not seriously hurt, so stood up and followed the suspect into the nearby Co-op to confront him and try to get his money back.

The suspect then took a bottle of alcohol from a shelf inside the Co-op and left the store without paying.

The victim returned home and phoned police. Officers searched the area and questioned staff in the Co-op to get further information about the suspect.

He is described as a white man, wearing a light brown hoody with the hood pulled up.

PCSO Mark Cook of the Calne Community Police Team said: "An incident of this nature is rare in Calne, and at this time we are urging anyone using cash machines in Calne to be mindful of their personal safety, and watch for anyone approaching or loitering nearby.

"Extra patrols are being done in The Pippin, and all other locations in Calne where cash machines are present.

"We are also asking members of the community to report anyone they see behaving in a suspicious nature on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress."

Anyone with information should contact Wiltshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference 54190013370. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.