Knife-wielding robber foiled when shopkeeper activated the panic alarm (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Knife-wielding robber foiled when Thornaby shopkeeper activated the panic alarm
6:23pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
A SHOPKEEPER foiled an attempted robbery when he activated the panic button in the store.
The incident happened at about 1.30pm on Thursday afternoon when a man entered the Dil Raj shop on Holbeck Walk in Thornaby, with his face covered by an orange scarf.
The knife wielding suspect then demanded cash from the till.
The man then lunged at the shop keeper with the knife, but the victim managed to move out of the way and press a panic button, At this point, the suspect ran from the shop and fled towards Eltham Crescent.
The suspect is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, medium build and was wearing a dark Adidas jacket, with blue patches and white stripes underneath the arms. He was also wearing black padded gloves, a black cap and an orange scarf.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Dave Medd of Stockton Major Crime Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.
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