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22 June 2010, 12:12
Detectives are seeking witnesses and information following a robbery at the Phones 4 U store in Waterlooville shopping precinct on Monday, June 21.
Between 8am and 8.45am, a man knocked at the rear door to the shop. A 23-year-old woman answered the door and the man threatened her, making reference to having a gun – though no firearm was drawn at any time during the incident.
The man entered the shop and then made the member of staff hand over approximately £2000 in cash from the shop safe. He then bound her hands and feet with a roll of sellotape and left the store with the cash in a black bag with the LG logo on it. He made off in the direction of Curzon Road.
The suspect is described as:
5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall
Wearing a bright blue and white hoody, dark blue shorts, white sporty trainers and ‘Aviator’ style sunglasses.
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Detective Sergeant David Wilson said: “Fortunately the victim was not injured, though was left understandably shaken and upset by this incident.
“Were you in the area of the precinct around the time of the robbery? Do you remember seeing someone dressed this way? Or in possession of the distinctive LG bag?
“This is an isolated incident, and we are very keen to track down the offender so we can detain him and deal with him for this crime.”
Anyone with information should contact Waterlooville CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. People from outside Hampshire should contact 0845 045 45 45.