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Police appeal following robbery, Plymouth

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Police in Plymouth are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in the City.


The incident occurred at around 7.15pm on Tuesday 10th April at the Melrose Store in Melrose Avenue, in Pennycross, Plymouth.
Two men entered the store wearing masks and both carrying knives.

One of the men went behind the counter demanding the money, and then grabbed a quantity of bank notes from the tills as well as numerous packets of cigarettes, placing them into a carrier bag.

Several hundred pounds is believed to have been stolen.


The second man stood by the counter holding a knife.


Both men then left the store running off in the direction of Honicknowle Lane.


There were a number of customers in the store at the time, no one was injured but were naturally very shocked.


The first offender is described as being, a white man aged in his late thirties to mid forties, approximately 6’ in height, heavy build and slightly overweight. He had a local accent.
He was wearing a canvas money bag over his head with the eyes and mouth pieces cut out, a very dark woollen knitted jumper with small vertical lines around the waistband, dark trousers and shoes.

The second offender is described as being a white man, approximately 5’ 10” in height, aged in his late twenties to mid thirties,, medium build and wearing either a cloth coin bag or sock over his head, a dark coloured top with two reflective squares on the front and one reflective square below the collar on the back, dark tracksuit bottoms which were possibly being worn inside out with a very fine white pinstripe down the leg.


Police would like to hear from any witnesses who saw these two men either before the incident or running away after or anyone who has any information as to the possible identity of the two offenders.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police on 101 quoting police reference ED/12/2038 or alternatively cal Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at

Release date: 11/04/2012 07:39

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