Bletchley Charity Shop Robbed At Knifepoint
16 December 2013, 14:14
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery of a charity shop in Bletchley on Saturday.
Shortly after 6pm two men approached the door of a British Heart Foundation shop in Queensway, was closing the shop.
The offenders demanded money from the victim, threatened her with a knife and escaped with a quantity of cash.
The first offender is described as Asian, 5ft 10ins, aged in his early twenties, and of slim build. He was wearing dark trousers, a black quilted jacket gloves and a face covering.
The second man was aged in his twenties, 5ft 7ins, and was wearing black baggy trousers, red trainers and a grey hooded top. He was also wearing gloves.
The offenders ran away towards Brooklands Road in the direction of Water Eaton.
Detective Inspector Dave Dachtler, from Milton Keynes police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact police. This offence is abhorrent particularly because it was an incident in which the offenders targeted a charity shop - many people who work in establishments such as these give up their time for free as volunteers for good causes. It appears the victim thought the offenders were making a charitable donation, but when she approached the men, they threatened her with violence. Fortunately in this case the victim was not hurt, but was left very shaken by the incident.”
Business property owners are advised to be vigilant, particularly in the run-up to Christmas.