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Knife-point robbery at shop – appeal

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We’re appealing for witnesses and information after a shop worker was threatened in a knife-point robbery at a convenience store in Weston-super-Mare.

It happened at about 9.30pm on Sunday 07 April at the shop in Aller Parade. A man armed with a large kitchen knife took cigarettes and cash.

The suspect is described as a man about 5ft 10in tall and slim, white and with ginger stubble. He was dressed in black and also wore gloves and a dark green balaclava. He carried a black duffle bag.

Officers have carried out house-to-house enquiries and a forensic examination of the scene.

The store’s staff member has been offered support from the police victim and witness care service.

If you were in the area at the time and saw what happened, or have dashcam or other footage, we’d like to hear from you.

The neighbourhood policing team aims to provide a visible policing presence in the area and is available to address any concerns. You can contact them by calling 101 or online through their page on our website.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5224088783, or complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.