Store is targeted by knife-wielding robbers again
A CONVENIENCE store has become the victim of two knifepoint robberies in the last five weeks.
On Sunday an armed robber threatened a female worker at Clifton Wine Stores, in Greenbank, with a knife before making off with shop takings, police say.
At around 9.50pm a man went into the store brandishing a knife. He demanded money from the shop assistant who handed over a quantity of cash from the till and the suspect fled. Police said the woman was unharmed in the incident.
The suspect is described as a white man, 18 to 23-years-old, approximately 5ft 10in tall and of slim build.
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He was described as wearing a black lightweight waterproof jacket with the hood up over his head and black tracksuit bottoms. He had a pale blue and white scarf covering his face.
At the end of last month a very similar incident happened at the same store, although officers have not said whether they believe the two robberies are related or not.
A female worker at Clifton Wine Stores was threatened by a knife-wielding robber on July 26.
After brandished a knife towards her face the robber made off with over £300 in shop takings.
Detective Constable Sally Johnson, who was investigating July's armed robbery, told The Herald yesterday that no one had yet been arrested.
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Obviously the incident was very traumatic for the shop assistant. Police are keen to talk to anyone who may have any information relating to the incident. It is uncommon for this type of offence to happen twice in the same area although we have had two separate incidents at the same shop in the last month."
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the latest knifepoint robbery.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting crime reference number EC/12/8156.