No Arrest Six Months After Armed Robbery

14 July 2011, 06:00

It's been six months since a 70 year old man was shot during an armed robbery in a newsagents in Watford, and Heart's been told no-one has been arrested.

Crimestoppers says they've received a "substantial" amount of calls since the incident which are being investigated by the police.

The incident took place between 7.05am and 7.10am on Thursday, December 30 at Kays Newsagents in St Albans Road.

A man entered the store, threatened the male and female members of staff to open the till and then shot the man. The suspect then left the store in an unknown direction.  Nothing was stolen during the incident but a 70 year man was shot in the stomach and underwent a seven hour operation to save his life.

The offender is described as a white man aged in his late teens to early 20s. He was of a slim build with a thin face and was between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall. He was wearing a woolly hat, a black or dark blue jumper and black trousers.
He had a cream scarf covering his face from the bridge of his nose downwards.

Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager for Crimestoppers said:

“Please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or submitting a form via www.crimestoppers-uk.org so this awful crime can be solved. We do not ask for your name and no call is traced or recorded. You won’t have to go to court or give a statement to the Police – we only want to know what you know, not who you are. In the 23 years that Crimestoppers has been running we have never broken our anonymity promise.”

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