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Update - Robbery at supermarket, Church Street, Nuneaton

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Incident 354 of 10 June 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery that occurred at a supermarket in Church Street, Nuneaton at 20.25hours on Monday evening 10 June 2019.

The robbery is believed to have occurred when a male entered the store with his face partially obscured. He has approached the till area and threatened a member of staff with a syringe, demanding money from the till.

The shop assistant has defended himself with a shopping basket.

The offender has then reached behind the counter and taken 4 bottles of spirits, and has then left the area on foot. The shop assistant was not injured during the incident.

The offender is described as a white male with olive tanned skin and short dark hair, in his 20's. He was wearing a green scarf around his face, a black zip up jacket, blue jeans and trainers.

Following the incident officers carried out an area search in an attempt to locate the male and scenes of crime officers attended the scene.

*A 29-year-old man from Nuneaton was arrested on Tuesday (11 June). He has been bailed until 6 July while enquiries continue.

Any witnesses are please asked to contact Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 354 of 10 June 2019. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Published 12/06/19