Armed robber held knife to throat of Peterborough shop worker

Polcie are keen to trace this man.

Polcie are keen to trace this man. - Credit: Archant

A SHOP worker had a knife held to his throat during an armed robbery in Peterborough.

Three members of staff, all men, were preparing to close the Co-op, in Southfields Drive, Stanground, at about 10pm on Wednesday (June 12) when a masked man entered.

He held a large knife to the throat of one of the workers and demanded money from his colleagues, handing over a black drawstring carrier bag.

A member of staff placed a sum of cash in the bag and the robber ran out.

The robber is described as being about six foot, slim and wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms that were tucked into his socks, trainers and a dark grey ski-type jacket with the hood up. He wore a tight black “Morph”-type mask.

Detective Sergeant Lisa Alexander, who is investigating, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the staff, who were faced with an aggressive offender who grabbed one of them into a headlock and held a knife to his throat.

“Fortunately, the victim was not badly injured but he did suffer a slight injury to his neck. I am very keen to catch the man responsible and would urge anyone who saw a man matching his description in the area to contact police.

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“Any information, no matter how small it may seem, could prove very important to this investigation.”

INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Alexander on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.