Distressing footage of a female staff member at a Devon antique shop being grabbed by a robber has been released in an attempt to track down the man
Police released the CCTV images, which can be seen at here, to help in the
investigation of the robbery at Banwell Antiques in Honiton on
Saturday, March 22.
The incident took place as the woman, who was working alone,
opened up the store at around 9am. She was grabbed from behind by
the suspect before being tied up. Although not physically injured
she was left very shaken by the incident and is now being supported
by officers and her family.
This footage shows the moment the man entered the antique shop
and grabbed her from behind.
Det Insp Charlie Craig said: "Although we have followed up a
number of lines of enquiry, we still do not know who this man is.
He may not live in Devon and Cornwall so we are urging people to
share this footage with friends across the country, using social
media, so we can find out who he is."
He is described as white, of slim build, unshaven, with short
dark hair, and is aged 30- 50. He was wearing a blue coat, blue
denim jeans, black trainers, beige-coloured flat cap and was
carrying a blue rucksack and black holdall bag.
Although the value of the items stolen has not been fully
assessed, police know the quantity and quality of the jewellery
taken was considerable.
Anyone with information should contact Devon and Cornwall direct
on 101 quoting police log number 467 of March 22 or to give
anonymous information contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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