Knife-point terror for staff at Co-op as cash is stolen in raid

The Co-op store in Brampton High Street. Picture: GOOGLE

The Co-op store in Brampton High Street. Picture: GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

A cashier was left terrified after being threatened by a robber at knifepoint last night (Monday).

The staff member was working at the Co-op in High Street, Brampton, just after 9pm when a man walked into the store demanding money from the till.

The man, believed to have been wearing a balaclava, threatened the cashier before producing a kitchen knife from his trousers. The cashier was held at knifepoint and forced to empty the till.

It is believed more than £250 was taken in the robbery.

The man left the store on foot before officers arrived on scene. A search of the area proved unsuccessful and an investigation has now been launched.


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The man is described as approximately 6ft tall, of slim build and at the time of the robbery was wearing a dark green hooded top, camouflage trousers and beige Timberland-style boots.

DC Jennifer Park said: “This was a terrifying incident for the cashier. The area is likely to have been busy at the time and I would appeal for anyone with information to contact me.

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“Any information, no matter how small, will help us piece together what happened and may provide a breakthrough in the investigation.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police by calling 101, quoting incident 518 of 18 March, or report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

Alternatively, they can report it anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or visiting https://www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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