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Stourport newsagents targeted in knife robbery
11:24am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in Local
A MAN armed with a vegetable knife stole a substantial amount of money during a robbery at a Stourport newsagents.
The incident happened just before noon on Sunday at Taylors Newsagents, in Areley Common.
The 15-year-old female shop assistant, who was alone in the store at the time of the robbery, was uninjured.
A man carrying a vegetable-type knife entered the shop, went behind the counter and opened the till. He grabbed a substantial quantity of cash which he put in his pocket and ran off.
Detective Constable Shelley Aplin of West Mercia Police said: “The shop assistant, a 15-year-old girl, was alone in the store at the time. She was not injured, but this was a very distressing experience for her. She was in a state of shock and an ambulance was called to check her over as a precaution.
“House to house inquiries were conducted, and an extensive search of the area was carried out by officers, including dog handlers.”
The man is described as white, about 5ft 5ins tall, of skinny build, in his early 20s, and spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a light grey tracksuit top, and had covered his face, possibly with a scarf or tea-towel.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact DC Aplin on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 290-s-150913, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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