Robbery at Costcutter in Barwell

Issued on 7/3/17 at 2:46 p.m.

Incident number: 17*93389

A shopkeeper was threatened and robbed in Barwell at the weekend, did you witness it?

Two men approached the victim as he was locking up his Costcutter store in Charnwood Road around 9pm on Saturday (4 March) and threatened the victim with a hammer and demanded cash.

The suspects made off with cash in a maroon Peugeot 406. The victim sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The suspects were both wearing dark clothing, it’s believed they were around 18-20 years-old and of small build.

If you were in this area on Saturday evening and recall either seeing people acting suspiciously or you witnessed the incident then please contact us.

Also, if you saw a maroon Peugeot 406 parked or being driven away from the area then get in touch. From enquiries we’ve conducted so far it’s believed the car is a rare model and there’s not many of those vehicles on the road, if you have seen a similar vehicle parked or abandoned contact us.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 2137 Kevin Sharkey on 101, quoting crime number 17*93389.

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