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Police appeal after robbery using cricket bat at newsagent in Gedling


Police are appealing for information after a man robbed a shop using a cricket bat in Gedling

Officers were called to McColl’s in Westdale Lane just before 6.20am today (October 27) to a report that a man had entered the shop brandishing a cricket bat.

Cash was stolen from the till and no one was hurt in the incident.

The man was described as wearing a black hoodie, speaking with an Irish accent and was carrying a bag for life.

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Detective Sergeant Matt Scott, who is investigating the incident, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a man matching the description or who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time.

“Many businesses are struggling at the moment due to Coronavirus, so it’s more important than ever that we protect people from the selfish actions of criminals.

“If you saw anything, however small it may seem, please call us.”

Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 69 of 27 October 2020.

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  1. What a horrible thing to happen. The staff here are so nice – always friendly and efficient. I hope whoever was on duty recovers from this experience.


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