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Callous, Armed and Dangerous – Charity Shop Robbery

An armed robbery occurred at a charity shop in Dinnington, Sheffield on Monday 8th October.

In a callous attack, the robber approached the Sheffield charity shop close to closing time. Armed with a knife, the robber entered the Salvation Army, threatened staff members with the blade and demanded cash.

The charity shop staff members, defenceless and in shock handed over the small sum of money from within the till. The man then made off with a sum of around £80 and headed down the road towards the Royal Elephant restaurant.

After staff experience the traumatising ordeal, police were then called to the Laughton Road charity shop at around 3:30 pm.

The robber has been described as a white male, aged 20 to 23 with a larger physique. Witnesses thought the offender may have arrived at the scene via a children’s scooter.

The staff members of have now been left shaken as a result of the armed robbery.

Laura Proctor, Rotherham’s Criminal Investigation Detective Constable, commented:

“Thankfully, no-one was injured but this was understandably incredibly traumatic for staff members.”

Police are urging any witnesses, anyone with any information or anyone who could identify the suspect, to get in touch.

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Original Sources: Rotherham Adviser

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