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Man cut during knife-point robbery at a newsagents in Flackwell Heath

| May 3, 2019

A knife-point robbery at a newsagents in Flackwell Heath during which a man was injured has resulted in an appeal for information by Police.

On Monday 29th April 2019, shortly before 9.30pm, two men entered a shop in Straight Bit, Flackwell Heath and threatened a man inside the shop. One of the men who entered the shop was wielding a large knife.

After shouting at the victim and continuing to threaten him, the two men made off empty handed. The victim sustained a small cut to the side of his body.

Detectives from Thames Valley Police are looking to speak to anyone in the area at the time who witnessed anything suspicious, particularly of the two offenders, who are thought to be in their late teens.

The first man is described as 5ft 7ins, wearing a grey tracksuit and black puffer jacket with the hood up and tightened to his face.

The second man is described as 5ft 6ins and also wearing a black puffer jacket with hood up and tightened to his face. He is also thought to have been wearing black trousers and a cap, with the latter having a white patch or reflective patch.

PC Lucy Berry, investigating, said: ‘We are carrying out a thorough investigation in connection with this incident.

We would be grateful to hear from anyone in the area at the time who may be able to help our enquiries.

The men were possibly both wearing balaclavas and were hanging around the area for at least 20 minutes before the robbery. We also think they may have been in the recreational ground and in nearby alleyways shortly beforehand.

I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident to call 101, quoting 43190128633. Reports can also be made online or by calling independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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