Armed Teen Tries To Rob Newsagents

A youth armed with a knife tried to rob a newsagents in Dunstable.

He went into Downside Newsagents in Mayfield Road at about midday on Friday (1 July 2011), threatened the shopkeeper with a knife and demanded money.

The robber was described as a white male, approximately 16 years old and wearing a light blue hoody, possibly with a red logo on the front. He had dark coloured joggers and may have had black trainers with a white edging. He was of slight build and possibly about 5 feet tall. He was carrying a black rucksack.  

After the attempted robbery, he ran off towards Oakwood Road,

Detective Constable Martin Hart, who is investigating the incident, said: "It was midday on a Friday and I am sure there must have been lots of people about who might have seen this offender. He could have been hanging about outside the shop before noon, or someone may have seen him run away afterwards. Please contact me if you know anything about the crime or who this offender is."


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