Customer threw armed robber out of shop

A shopper suffered minor injuries after he threw out an armed man who was attempting to rob a shop in Godmanchester. The attempted robbery took place at 4.45pm on Monday (December 8) at the Ethnic Origin shop in The Causeway. A man brandishing what is be

A shopper suffered minor injuries after he threw out an armed man who was attempting to rob a shop in Godmanchester.

The attempted robbery took place at 4.45pm on Monday (December 8) at the Ethnic Origin shop in The Causeway. A man brandishing what is believed to be a meat cleaver threatened a member of staff and demanded money.

A man walked into the shop, saw what was happening, grabbed the offender and threw him out of the shop.

The offender is described as white, six foot, in his late teens to early 20s and wearing a white hooded top with a black logo and a green scarf.


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The member of the public who threw the offender out of the shop suffered minor injuries.

DC Neil Hewson, investigating, said: "The Causeway would have been extremely busy at this time of the afternoon and I would like to hear from anyone who saw this man.

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"After the incident he was seen heading towards St Ann's Lane and I would like to know where he went from there.

"Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital in tracing this man."

In a bid to trace the armed robber, police have released CCTV images.

INFORMATION: The Hunts Post publishes CCTV images in partnership with Cambridgeshire police. The people in the image may not be connected with a crime but may be able to help police with their investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Hewson at Huntingdon Police Station on 0845 4564564, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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