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Teenagers Hold Up Coventry Video Store

Two youths aged about 15 pointed a gun at a cashier in a Coventry video shop and demanded money last night.

The pair entered Choices video store in Jubilee Crescent, Radford and started looking at the shelves at 8.30pm.

When a customer left the shop they went to the counter to buy a bar of chocolate. But one of the youths then produced a gun from his coat and pointed it at the assistant.

The 27-year-old cashier from Coventry was told to hand money over from the till. Instead she pressed the panic button and the alarm sounded.

The two youths fled empty handed. The assistant was left very shaken but uninjured.

Police today appealed for help in tracing the youths and the gun, which was described as “greenish” in colour.

One is black, or mixed race, thin and 5ft 11ins. He wore a dark cap or hood, a dark puffa-style jacket and had a dark scarf covering his face.

His accomplice, who is described as looking “very young” is white, 5ft 4ins, slim, and was also wearing a dark cap or hood. He had a brown and beige scarf round his face and was wearing a light-coloured jacket.

Anyone who saw the pair either side of the attack, or any customers who saw them in the shop, should call police on 024 7653 9020.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 4 Jan 01
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