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Appeal following knifepoint robbery

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

We are appealing for information following a knifepoint robbery in Nelson.

It happened at around 14:40 hours on Saturday 23rd November. It was reported that a man entered Cost Savers on Cloverhill Road armed with a large knife.

He made threats towards the lone shop worker and demanded she opened the till.

She was punched to the cheek during the incident but fortunately wasn’t injured. Around £400 was stolen.

The offender is described as being a white male and around 5ft 7in tall. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a grey coat and black pants. He had a full balaclava on and gloves. When he left he was carrying a red carrier bag.

Detective Inspector Nikki Bithell of East CID, said: “Luckily the shop worker wasn’t injured but this has been an extremely traumatic experience for her. We need to find whoever was responsible.

 “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area on Saturday and remembers seeing anything suspicious to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

 Anyone with information that may help should call 101 and quote log number 856 of 23rd November.


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