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11:31am 19th December 2013
(Updated 11:31am 19th December 2013)

A Bude newsagents has been held up at knifepoint.

A man brandishing a blade and meat cleaver threatened the cashier at the Kandy Shop on Belle Vue yesterday afternoon.

He got away with the contents of the till.

It happened at around 2pm in the Kandy Shop and newsagent at the top of Belle Vue.
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "The offender, a white man entered the shop armed with weapons described as a knife and a meat cleaver and threatened the cashier before stealing the contents of the till. He then left the premises.
"The offender is described as being aged in his 20 to 30’s, approximately 5’ 8” in height, slim build, dark hair, with a thin face and clean shaven.

"He was wearing a black puffa jacket, slim cut light coloured trousers, believed to be either cream, grey or pale blue and dark leather footwear
"Police would like to hear from anyone who may have either witnessed the incident or has any knowledge as to the identity of the offender.

"Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference BU/13/886 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org"

The cashier involved is said to be shaken and is being interviewed by police as a witness.

Police have issued the following CCTV image of a suspect:

Bude Robbery Suspect


11:31am 19th December 2013

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