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Man tries to 'steal' Venetian blind by hiding it down trousers

The suspect appeared to hide the Venetian blind down his trousers Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police are hunting a man caught on camera with a Venetian blind allegedly shoved down his trousers.

Northamptonshire Police released CCTV footage of the man with what looks like a blind stuffed up the back of his jacket and into his hood.

The alleged theft took place in Dunelm Mill, Nene Valley Retail Park, Northampton.

Police believe the suspect entered the store between 2pm and 2.25pm on Sunday before leaving without paying for the blind.

Security guards from the shop followed him to a nearby canal path, where the suspect dropped the blind, damaging it, before making off.

The suspect eventually dumped the blind Credit: Northamptonshire Police