Knife raider strikes at Co-op

ARMED robber escapes with four-figure sum of cash and injures worker during raid in Clacton.

POLICE are hunting an armed robber who held up a Co-op with a knife.

The suspect left the Coopers Lane Co-op in Clacton with a four figure sum of cash from the till.

Police are appealing for information about the robbery which happened shortly before 10pm last night.

The manager of the shop, a 29-year-old man, received a superficial wound to his arm during the incident.


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The suspect is described as white, aged in his late 20s, of skinny build, and was wearing a white baseball cap, a long black jacket, jeans and trainers.

It is believed that he made off on foot along an alleyway which runs through Trunette Road.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Clacton CID on 0300 333 4444.

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