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CCTV appeal after robbery bid at shop in Thurnby Lodge, Leicester

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A man armed with a knife fled a shop in Leicester when a member of staff pulled out a golf club during an attempted robbery. Police have released CCTV footage of the robbery bid at the shop in Brent Knowles Gardens, Thurnby Lodge. The man entered the shop and demanded cash from the till. The staff member pulled out a golf club from behind the till and the suspect fled. No-one was injured during the incident and nothing was taken from the store. The robbery bid happened at about 7.30pm on Monday, October 29, at M and A Stores. The suspect is white, about 6ft tall, of stocky build and aged in his late teens to early 20s. He was wearing a dark coloured balaclava, gloves, dark coloured trousers and a dark blue jumper with a logo on the left breast with a lighter blue jumper underneath. Detective Constable Jenny Tattersall said: "Thankfully the victim was uninjured but the suspect was carrying a knife, which if used could have had serious affects. "We believe the suspect ran from the shop towards Valentine Road and we are appealing for anyone who was in the area that night to think back. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Det Con Tattersall on 101.

CCTV appeal after robbery bid at  shop in Thurnby Lodge, Leicester


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