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Police hunt 'Cinderella' would-be thief who left shoe at crime scene

Published 28/07/2014 | 08:36

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Undated handout photo issued by Durham Police of a training shoe left behind by a would-be thief at a scene of a crime. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 28, 2014. The man tried to steal cider from the Co-op in Tyne Road in Stanley, County Durham, at 9.30pm last night. For reasons unknown, he left a grey, red and black Nike Air Max trainer at the shop before fleeing. See PA story POLICE Cinderella. Photo credit should read: Durham Police/PA Wire

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Handout photo issued by Durham Police of a training shoe left behind by a would-be thief at a scene of a crime.

Police have issued an appeal for a "Cinderella" would-be thief who left his trainer at the scene of a crime.

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A man tried to steal cider from the Co-op in Tyne Road in Stanley, County Durham, at 9.30pm last night.

For reasons unknown, he left a grey, red and black Nike Air Max trainer at the shop before fleeing.

Police tweeted a photo of the shoe, hoping someone might recognise it.

Officers from the Derwentside Division of Durham Police, using the @DsidePolice Twitter name, said: "At 21:30 on 27th a man tried to steal cider from the Co-op on Tyne Rd, Stanley leaving this trainer behind. Did you see him or know who he is? Info to PC2432 at Consett via 101 #cinderella"

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