December 7 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Detectives in Norwich are appealing for witnesses following a second robbery at a shop in the city.
The incident happened yesterday, shortly after 5.15pm when a man entered Vintage clothing shop in Unthank Road, approached the shop worker and threatened her with a pen.
The robber demanded money and got away with £20 in cash before fleeing the scene and running towards Grapes Hill. The victim, a woman in her 60s, was uninjured.
The incident happened hours after a man entered Arts Desire in St Benedicts Street and threatened a shop worker with a screwdriver before getting away with £40 in cash.
Detective Inspector Andy Ninham, from Norwich CID, said officers were following several lines of enquiry.
He said: “There are similarities between the incidents and while we are investigating possible links, we are keeping an open mind at this stage.
“I would urge anyone with information about either incident, no matter how insignificant it may seem to them, to come forward.”
Anyone with information should contact Det Con Phil Paddon at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.