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CCTV Police appeal for help in catching Swansea corner shop robber

By EvansTheCrime  |  Posted: March 20, 2013

  • Police appeal for help in catching Swansea corner shop robber

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POLICE are appealing for help in catching a robber who snatched the cash register from the counter of a Swansea corner shop.

Officers said that despite the “brave attempts” of the female shopworker to stop the raider, he made-off with the till from the Londis store in Norfolk Street, Mount Pleasant.

The robber made his getaway in a dark-coloured 4x4 vehicle which was driven by another man.

Detectives have released CCTV images of the raid, and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

The robbery happened at around 7.50am on Saturday.

South Wales Police detective inspector Darren George, of Swansea CID, said: “We have today released images of the suspect.

“A man has entered the shop and despite two brave attempts by the shopkeeper to prevent him from getting away with property, he has managed to get away with the cash register from the counter.

“Fortunately, the shop worker was not injured but she was left shaken by the incident.

“I would appeal to anyone who can assist in identifying the suspect from the images to please come forward. It is also an appeal for information from anyone who was in the area at the time of the offence or who may have seen the suspect or the getaway vehicle to come forward.”

Police have released a description of a man they want to talk to.

He is described as being white, around 6ft 2in tall, aged in his mid-30s, with a “dark complexion” and of slim build. He was wearing a dark grey-coloured hooded top and a black jacket.

On Sunday officers recovered a grey Mitsubishi from Nicander Parade, Mayhill, which is being linked to the robbery, and they are urging anyone with information about the vehicle to come forward.

*Can you help? Call Swansea CID on 01792 450618 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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