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[15 NOV 00] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Knife Man Brushes Off Woman To Strike Again

A knife-wielding robber struck for the second time in a week when he threatened a shopkeeper defending herself with a broom in Leamington.

The man spent sometime in Leader News in Rugby Road, Leamington looking around before he made his way to the counter yesterday at 4.10pm.

By this time he had aroused the suspicions of the woman running the shop and she went out to the rear store to get a broom.

When she came back into the shop she found him with his hand in the till.

The woman thrust the broom towards him, but the attacker pulled a six-inch knife with a black handle out and waved it at her.

He then escaped and ran off towards Cedar Mews and Warwick Place. He managed to get some money, but police say they do not yet know the exact sum.

Police are linking this to an attack on  Jet petrol station in Warwick on Saturday, where 540 was stolen.

The attacker is 18-20, white and was wearing a woolly hat, a black top, jeans and had a black scarf tied around his face and grey gloves.

Anyone with information about the attack should call 01926 415000.

SEE: [13 NOV 00] KNIFE MAN HOLDS UP PETROL STATION
 

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 15 Nov 00
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