Eight-inch knife-wielding robber left bar staff 'petrified'
A ROBBER threatened a woman with an eight-inch carving knife before fleeing with a "substantial" amount of cash from a social club.
The lone man in a blue hoody top robbed the Railway Club, Stuart Road, Pennycomequick, at 9.40pm on Monday night.
The 49-year-old victim, who is believed to work at the club, was said to be "petrified" by the incident, but was unharmed.
Police say the suspect is a white male, about 25 years old, 5ft 8in tall and of thin build. He was wearing a blue hoody with a zip at the front, dark jeans or camouflage trousers and dark trainers.
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Dc Mike Lugger said: "A female was threatened by a male with what we believe was an eight-inch carving knife.
"He subsequently stole a large amount of cash and left."
Lead investigator Detective Constable Sarah Rawlinson, of Devonport CID, added: "We are looking for any witnesses who may have seen a male wearing a dark hooded top and possibly camouflage trousers around the Stuart Road area or the Pennycomequick roundabout at around 9.45pm.
"This is a knife point robbery where a knife was used not to cause injury but to threaten the member of staff. "A quantity of money was stolen from the premises. "This is a serious offence and we would appeal to anybody who may know something or has been told anything to get in touch with us." She appealed for anyone with information about the robbery to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number ED125454.
Police are now making enquiries concerning possible CCTV footage. The victim was said to be safe and well.