A MAN has been arrested in connection with a spate of thefts after hundreds of pounds was stolen from shop tills. 

Police launched an appeal on Monday to find a wanted man about 10 incidents across Hampshire. 

Last night officers arrested a 27-year-old man from Southampton in connection with the offences. 

The most recent incident had happened in Andover on Sunday but yesterday (Tuesday) have revealed three more incidents they are linking to the spate.

A report was made to police at 3.24pm yesterday that a man grabbed approximately £110 cash from a till in Co-op on Falkland Court, Eastleigh, while making a purchase.

In a similar incident, between 7.25pm and 7.35pm the same day, a man tried to grab money from the till in Co-op on Warren Gardens, Romsey, but the cashier closed the till in time so nothing was stolen.

A short while later, between 8.05pm and 8.15pm, a man grabbed a handful of notes from a till in the Co-op on Winchester Hill, Romsey.

On Sunday, Tesco, in River Way, was targeted between 8.45pm and 8.50pm. An unknown quantity of cash was grabbed from the till by a man.

Police would also like to speak to the 27-year-old, of no fixed abode, about a number of other incidents, including:

• Cash was snatched from a till at the Highlands Road service station Co-op in Fareham at around 10.45pm on December 21.

• More than £500 cash was stolen from a till in Aldi on Mumby Road, Gosport, at around 6.30pm on December 22.

• A small quantity of cash was snatched from a till in Co-op on Arundel Drive, Fareham, at around 8.30pm on December 23.

• Cash was snatched from a till in Martins on Corn Market, Romsey, shortly after 4pm on December 27.

• Approximately £120 cash was stolen from a till in Co-op on Botley Road, Romsey, shortly before 7pm on December 30.

• Between 5.30pm and 6pm on January 2, 2019, a man stole around £135 from a till in Aldi on Broadwater Road, Romsey.

• An unknown quantity of coins were stolen from a till in Waitrose on Alma Road, Romsey, between 5pm and 6pm on 3 January.

• A robbery in which a man pushed a member of staff in the Co-op on Warren Gardens, Romsey, whilst grabbing money from the till between 5.30pm and 5.45pm on January 4.

• More than £200 cash was stolen from a till in Co-op on Anton Farm Road, Andover, at around 10.15pm on January 5.