Carving knife used to threaten Fenland shopkeeper
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in which a man threatened a woman with a carving knife.
It happened at Ketteringham newsagents, at the junction of Park Road and Park Street, in Wisbech, at about 4.15pm yesterday (July 7).
The 43-year-old woman, a member of staff, was pricing up some cans of drink when the man walked in and picked up a bag of sweets.
As she went to open the cash till to serve him he pulled out a serrated knife, roughly 12 inches long. He tried to reach over the grab her but she pulled away and screamed.
She ran into a back rook while the man is believed to have thrown the till on the floor before fleeing empty handed in the direction of Balding Close.
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The man is described as white, about 5’9”, 25 to 30, clean shaven, and wore a light baseball cap, a sleeveless high visibility jacket and had a bandage on one hand.
DC Mark Oakes, who is investigating, said he was particularly keen to speak to a man who was jogging in the area at the time.
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He said: “The member of staff was not injured but she was very shaken. I would like to speak to anyone with information that could help us find the person responsible.
“In particular, I would like to speak to the jogger, who would have seen the robber, and I would urge him to get in touch.”
Anyone with information should contact DC Oakes on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111