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[01 MAR 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Shop Assistant Assaulted By City Thief

A man attacked a Coventry shop assistant yesterday before snatching money and phonecards out of a till.

He went into One Stop in Station Avenue, Tile Hill at 9pm and went to buy a packet of cigarettes.

As he came to pay he suddenly pushed the 21-year-old assistant, who fell backwards into some shelves.

He then leant over and grabbed 50 and some phonecards before fleeing.

The offender got into a waiting black and yellow van, which then drove off.

He is in his late teens or early 20s, 6ft ,slim and has shaven dark hair. He had a black and yellow hat on and had cuts and scratches to the left side of his face.

Witnesses should call detectives on 024 7653 9010.

SEE [01 MAR 01]: ARMED ROBBERS ESCAPE WITH 19,000
SEE [01 MAR 01]: CITY GUARD ATTACKED BY ARMED ROBBER
SEE [01 MAR 01]: COVENTRY CLUB WORKER BEATEN BY ROBBERS
 

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