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Friday, 27 November 2020

Appeal after man with cricket bat threatens staff and robs Gedling shop

Cash was stolen from the till and no one was hurt in the incident.

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Nottinghamshire Police is appealing for information after a man robbed a shop using a cricket bat.

Officers were called to McColl’s in Westdale Lane in Gedling, Nottinghamshire just before 6.20am today (27 October) to a report that a man had entered the shop brandishing a cricket bat.

Cash was stolen from the till and no one was hurt in the incident.

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The man was described as wearing a black hoodie, speaking with an Irish accent and had a carrier bag.

Detective Sergeant Matt Scott, who is investigating the incident, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a man matching the description or who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time.

“Many businesses are struggling at the moment due to Coronavirus, so it’s more important than ever that we protect people from the selfish actions of criminals.

“If you saw anything, however small it may seem, please call us.”

Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 69 of 27 October 2020.