Posted: Wed 6th Dec 2017

Detectives in Chester appeal for information following an armed robbery

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This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Dec 6th, 2017

Detectives investigating an armed robbery after a shopkeeper was attacked in a local store in Chester are appealing for witnesses.

Shortly before 8pm on Monday, 4 December a man, holding a knife entered the shop on Brook Lane, jumped over the counter and made demands for cash from the till. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The offender threatened the victim to open the till before removing a quantity of cash, the suspect also stole alcohol. He then left the store in the direction of Ermine Road. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He is described as being white, aged between 30-50, 5ft 8 in height and of a medium build. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He was wearing a grey beanie hat, a blue ski jacket with white on the collar and underneath each arm with blue jeans and dark trainers with a white sole. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The victim attended the Countess of Chester Hospital and received treatment for minor injuries. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Detective Constable Tom Philpotts, of Chester CID, said:

“Understandably this has left the victim shaken. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“There were lots of people in the area at the time who may have seen the suspect before he went in the shop and when he left. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I also want to appeal to any customers who were in the shop at the time the robbery took place. I believe a customer entered the shop and saw the robbery happening and I would urge you to come forward as you could have vital information which could help us catch this person.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anyone who witnessed the incident take place or has any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 838 of 4 December. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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