Armed robbery, St Austell

  Posted: 02.03.20 at 18:39 by The Editor

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Police appeal after supermarket knifepoint robbery

Police in St Austell are appealing for information about a supermarket robbery during which two female shop assistants were threatened at knifepoint.

The incident took place on Sunday 1 March at around 10pm at Spar on Brockstone Road.

The suspect, a male wearing a motorcycle helmet and red gloves and brandishing a knife, entered the shop and demanded that the till was opened.

The man pushed one shop assistant and held a knife to the stomach of the other before making off with cash and cigarettes.

Both members of staff were left shaken but unhurt in the incident.

The suspect was wearing dark clothing and was described as being in his late 30s or early 40s, around 6’ in height, with pitted/scarred skin and light coloured eyebrows.

He reportedly left on foot in the direction of Brockstone Road.

Police would particularly like to hear from drivers who were in the area between 9.45pm and 10.30pm who may have dashcam footage which may have captured the suspect.

CCTV footage from houses in the area around Brockstone Road and Boscoppa Road, is also sought.

Anyone with any information which could assist police enquiries is asked to call 101 quoting CR/018558/20.

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