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Police appeal following Plymstock robbery
9:18am Thursday 30th August 2012 in Devon
Police in Plymouth are appealing for information following a robbery at a business premises.
The incident occurred at about 7:20pm on Tuesday 28 August when 2 men entered Quay News on Plymstock Road in Oreston, Plymstock and demanded cash from the shop keeper.
The men threatened the 19 year old assistant who was serving in the shop at the time and grabbed him by the throat and demanded cash from the till and also a bottle of vodka.
They also demanded he hand over his mobile phone.
Both men then left the shop and ran off in the direction of Orchard Crescent, Oreston.
The first suspect is described as being a white male aged in his mid to late 20’s, 6’1 to 6’2 in height, slim build with olive skin and dark eyebrows. He was wearing a black hooded top which was up at the time which had white draw strings tied around the neck dark tracksuit bottoms and dark gloves.
The second man was also white, aged in his mid to late 20’s, approximately 5’10 to 5’11 in height, large build and wearing a black hooded top which was up at the time, dark trousers and brown tights over his head covering his face.
Detectives believe both men may have been in the area for some time before the robbery, possibly observing the shop and may have even entered the shop prior to the incident.
A spokesman said: "This was a traumatic incident for the young man serving at the time and detectives are urgently appealing for anyone in the area of the Quay Oreston between 7pm and 8pm on Tuesday, August 28 or in the days previously who saw anyone acting suspiciously wearing similar distinctive dark clothing or running from the area following the incident."
Contact them on 101 quoting police reference EK/12/729 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at www.Crimestoppes-uk.org