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23 November 2012, 06:43 | Updated: 23 November 2012, 06:50
A £1000 reward is being offered for information after two people were robbed by a hooded man with a knife in a supermarket car park in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.
The reward is available from the independent charity Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and charge of the individual(s) responsible.
The robbery occurred at about 9.50pm on Monday 5 November in the ASDA car park on Acle New Road. A male and female member of staff, aged in their 20s, were walking across the car park towards the store entrance when they were approached by a single, white male, aged in his 30s who was wearing a hoody and carrying a knife. This male threatened the male member of staff and grabbed two ASDA shopping bags containing various items including clothing. The male then ran away across the garage forecourt towards the footbridge leading away from the train station.
Two members of the public recovered one of the bags and the contents and took the bag into the store where it was returned to the owner. Neither the male or female were injured during the incident but were shocked and greatly distressed by what had happened.
Crimestoppers, which allows people to give information 100% anonymously on the 24/7 number 0800 555 111 and via a secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org, is urging members of the public to come forward with information to help catch those responsible.
Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager for Crimestoppers said: “These two people were going about their business quietly having finished work when they were confronted with someone holding a knife. This ordeal must have been extremely distressing for the pair. You have nothing to fear by coming forward to Crimestoppers with any information you may have. We do not ask for your name and no call is traced or recorded. You won’t have to give a statement, speak to the police or go to court – we only want to know what you know, not who you are. In the 24 years that Crimestoppers has been running we have never broken our anonymity promise.”
Only information given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 that leads to an arrest and charge is eligible for the reward. Information can be given online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org but information will not be eligible for a reward this way