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UPDATE - Man arrested following a robbery in Worcester

Please see updates below in bold.

A man has been arrested following a robbery in Worcester on Sunday (23 December).

At around 7.40pm, a man is reported to have entered the Co-op food store on Ambleside Drive. He demanded a member of staff hand over money and cigarettes and is believed to have used an aerosol spray to assault them.

A quantity of cash and cigarettes were removed from the premises before he left.

On Monday (31 December), a 38-year-old man from Worcester was arrested on suspicion of robbery. He remains in police custody at this time.

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident.

Detective Sergeant Breay said: "The substance sprayed appears to have had no lasting effects, although the member of staff was left shaken by the incident.

"Investigations are ongoing and we would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident to please call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 561S of 23 December.

"Alternatively, information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website."

Issued: AG at 13:30hrs on Thursday 27 December 2018

Updated: 11.15am, Monday 31 December, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications


Published 31/12/18