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Two women threatened at knifepoint in St Austell

Two women threatened at knifepoint in St Austell

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:40pm 2nd March 2020.

Two women have been threatened at knifepoint during an armed robbery in St Austell.

A man in a motorbike helmet and red gloves entered the Spar shop on Brockstone Road on Sunday night.

He was brandishing a knife and demanded that the till was opened.

The suspect pushed one shop assistant and held a knife to the stomach of the other before making off with cash and cigarettes.

Luckily neither women were injured but were both left shaken by what happened.

Anyone who saw the incident or might have CCTV from nearby houses is urged to contact officers.

"Police in St Austell are appealing for information about a supermarket robbery during which two female shop assistants were threatened at knifepoint.

"The incident took place on Sunday 1st March at around 10pm at Spar on Brockstone Road.

"The suspect, a male wearing a motorcycle helmet and red gloves and brandishing a knife, entered the shop and demanded that the till was opened.

"The man pushed one shop assistant and held a knife to the stomach of the other before making off with cash and cigarettes.

"Both members of staff were left shaken but unhurt in the incident.

"The suspect was wearing dark clothing and was described as being in his late 30s or early 40s, around 6’ in height, with pitted/scarred skin and light coloured eyebrows.

"He reportedly left on foot in the direction of Brockstone Road.

"Police would particularly like to hear from drivers who were in the area between 9.45pm and 10.30pm who may have dashcam footage which may have captured the suspect.

"CCTV footage from houses in the area around Brockstone Road and Boscoppa Road, is also sought."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with any information which could assist police enquiries is asked to call 101 quoting CR/018558/20.

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