Knife-point shop robber threatens staff in Havant

A ROBBER grabbed and pushed a man to the ground after threatening workers with a knife.

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 4:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:04 pm
Police are investigating the robbery

The masked robber burst into Elly’s, in Park Parade, Havant, at 9.45pm on Saturday.

He grabbed and pushed a 39-year-old man before stealing between £40 and £50 from an area near the till.

The victim and another worker, a 29-year-old woman, were unhurt but left shaken, police said.

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Detective Constable Owen Woods from Fratton CID said: ‘Thankfully the staff members were uninjured, but they were left shocked and shaken by their ordeal.

‘Incidents such as these are rare, but we urge retailers in the area to remain vigilant and review their safety measures.’

Police said the white man, who was believed to have a knife, was between 25 and 30, approximately 5ft 10ins tall and slim.

He was wearing black trousers, a black hooded coat with the hood pulled over his head, another garment covering his face and white fabric gloves.

DC Woods added: ‘I’m keen to speak to anyone who has information about this robbery.

‘Please contact me on 101 quoting 44160428010 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.’