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Robber stamps on woman’s stomach during robbery at pawnbroker shop in Aylesbury

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At 5.40pm on Saturday 24th October 2015 a robbery occurred at the Cash and Cheque Express in Buckingham Street, Aylesbury.

A man approached a female member of staff who was standing at the rear of the premises and dragged the woman inside the store and threatened her with what is thought to have been a knife. He then pushed the woman to the floor, stamped on her stomach several times and stole money from the safe.

The offender then left the store and got in to a dark blue-coloured car which was waiting in New Street at the junction with Havelock Street.

The victim sustained minor injuries which did not require hospital treatment.

The offender is white, approximately 5ft 5ins, and slim. He was wearing a black coat, dark-coloured tracksuit trousers, a black balaclava or facial covering and was carrying a black Adidas rucksack.

Investigating officer Det Sgt Tracey Benham, from Aylesbury Force CID, said: ‘Detectives are working to establish the circumstances of this robbery and are conducting enquiries locally. I would like to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious people or vehicles in the area at around the time of the incident.

I would also like to speak to anyone who has any information about this robbery. Please contact the police if you have details which could assist with the investigation.’

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident to please contact Det Sgt Benham via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Crime prevention advice for businesses is available on the Thames Valley Police website.

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