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Knife-wielding robber steals money from One Stop, on London Road, Purbrook

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a shop in Hampshire.

Two men wearing dark clothing entered the One Stop, on London Road, Purbrook, last night at about 8.30pm.

One of the men jumped over the till area holding a knife, which he used to rip out two till cassettes. He passed one of the cassettes to the other man, who was holding a crowbar.

The men then left the shop and headed towards Portsdown Hill.

The men were described as:

Suspect one:

  • About 6’ 2” tall
  • His face was covered
  • He was wearing a black hooded top with the top half in camouflage, black trousers with the same camouflage stripe down the side, gloves and tan colour shoes.
  • He was carrying a knife

Suspect two:

  • About 6’ 2” tall
  • His face was covered
  • He was wearing a black hooded jacket with an emblem on the left arm, black trousers, grey trainers, gloves and a Burberry-style baseball cap underneath his hood.
  • He was carrying a crowbar

Detective Sergeant Kathryn Green said: “While the men didn’t threaten the staff or use any force during this robbery, this would have been a distressing experience for the workers.

“We would like the public’s help to identify the men responsible. If you have any information please call police on 101.”

The robbery is being linked to a robbery at One Stop in Middle Park Way, Havant, at about 8.40pm on Thursday (18 October).

In that incident a man wearing dark clothing and carrying a knife made threats towards a member of staff while demanding money. The man left the shop with a till cassette containing more than £500. He left in the direction of Swaythling Road.

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