A HUNGRY thief has managed to steal 24 tins of corned beef from a shop in Hagley.

A man, described by police as white, in his late 20s, wearing a dark sleeveless body warmer, white T-shirt and grey shorts, entered a convenience store on Worcester Road, and stole 24 tins of the salt-cured beef product.

The incident happened at around 10pm on August 27.

Police have appealed for anyone with any information to get in touch via 101 quoting incident number 0923s 270819.