Attempted Robbery In Redditch

Police are appealing for information about an attempted robbery in Redditch.

It happened at around 8.50pm on Tuesday 20 December at Church Hill News, Parkfield Close, Church Hill.

A man wearing a balaclava entered the shop, and demanded the assistant behind the counter hand over money, threatening her with what is described as a short samurai sword.

She called for help, and the owner, who had been in a back room, and another man chased the offender out of the shop.

Nothing was stolen, and the assistant was shaken but unhurt.

The offender is described as a white male, approx 5ft 5ins tall, of stocky build and wearing a khaki coloured balaclava. He also wore a navy, zip-up sports jacket, light denim jeans and white trainers.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact PC Sophie Gaffney at West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 679-s-201211 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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