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Knifepoint shop robbery – Witney

Police are appealing for witnesses after a shop in Witney was robbed at knifepoint on Monday (24/12).

At around 4.20pm, a man or youth who had his face covered entered Star News Shop on Burwell Drive. He produced a knife and demanded cash from the member of staff behind the counter.

Approximately £80 in £5 notes was handed over and the man ran out of the shop and headed left.

He is about 6ft and of stocky build. He was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up and a scarf wrapped around his face underneath the hood so only his eyes were visible.

The scarf was patterned, with blue, white and cream stripes. He was wearing dark blue jeans, white trainers and black woollen gloves. The knife was approximately 6cm in length and the blade was made from shiny steel, with some sort of badge or pattern at the handle end of the blade.

Det Con Kevin Middlecote from Witney CID said: “No one was hurt in this robbery, but the staff member involved has been left shocked and it is important we find this man before he tries something like this again.

“If you saw someone acting suspiciously in the Burwell Drive area on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, please get in touch.”

Det Con Middlecote can be contacted via the Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.

If you don't want to talk to police and don't want to leave your name, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Posted : 27/12/2007 14:12:26

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