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Knifepoint robbery at Trowbridge shop

Alert message sent 03/03/2019 09:56:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

We are investigating a knife-point robbery which occurred at a shop in Trowbridge yesterday (2/3).

At approximately 6.30pm, a man entered the McColls store in Dursley Road. 

He approached the cashier with a knife in his hand and demanded she hand over money from the till. 

He grabbed a small amount of cash from the till drawer before making off from the shop. 

It is not clear which direction he left in. 

A CCTV image of a man we’d like to speak to in connection can be viewed here:

Det Con Matthew Smith said: “This incident happened in the early evening on a Saturday – it’s therefore likely there were people out and about in the area. 

“The suspect is described as white, approximately 5 ft 4 inches tall, and of stocky build with dark eyes. He was wearing a dark hooded top, and a dark scarf over his face. 

“The whole incident only lasted a matter of minutes but it left the member of staff feeling understandably very shaken up. 

“We are carrying out a thorough investigation and progressing with our enquiries this morning. 

“We’d urge anyone who was in the Dursley Road area at approximately 6.30pm yesterday, or anyone who was driving past who has dash-cam fitted to their vehicle to get in touch via 101. You could have footage of the suspect and we would be keen to view this.”

Call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190021216. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Katie Bond (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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