[07 MAR 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Three Shops Hit By
Three shop cashiers were attacked in Coventry and Nuneaton yesterday in a
string of robberies that could be linked.
Detectives are investigating the possibility that a man with a similar
description could be involved in all three incidents .
The first attack was at Dillons in Lutterworth Road, Nuneaton at 3.10pm. A
man walked into the store and picked up a packet of mints from a
display and went to pay for them.
When the 40-year-old assistant opened the till he grabbed a small amount
of cash from it.
The cashier slammed the man’s fingers in the till drawer and he pushed
her away as he made his escape.
He turned left out of the shop and left again into Gulf Drive.
He is described as being in his early 20s, 5ft 8ins to 6ft, and wore a
dark blue zip up jacket and blue tracksuit bottoms with a stripe
down the side.
The next attack was at Threshers in Earlsdon Street, Earlsdon, Coventry at
A skinny man, about 6ft tall with dark hair and stubble went into the shop
and asked for cigarette papers.
He tried to take money out of the till when it was opened but escaped
The man was wearing a dark blue baseball cap, dark blue shell suit with
white stripes down the side, and trainers.
At 7pm two men walked into the Texaco garage in Coventry Road, Exhall, and
asked for cigarette papers.
They pushed the cashier away from the till and snatched some money and
The first man is in his 20s, tall, with fair hair, a baseball cap and
possibly wore gold glasses.
His accomplice is possibly 6ft, in his 20s, wore a hooded jacket and black
or dark blue track suit bottoms with a white stripe down the side.
A Warwickshire police spokeswoman said:
“It was very disturbing for the cashiers who were involved and we will
see if there and connections between these and other incidents.
Witnesses should ring
024 7664 1111, 024 7653 9040 and 024 7664 2111 respective to
each of the three incidents.
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