Robber Threatens Woman With Metal Bar

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was threatened during a robbery at a shop on the Isle of Wight.

A man went into Hunnyhill Stores, Hunnyhill, Newport carrying a metal bar at approximately 8pm on Monday, November 15, 2010.

He threatened a female member of staff, and stole approximately £300 in cash before running away from the shop in the direction of Banner Lane and Albany Road.

The woman was not assaulted or injured.

The man was described as:

5 ft 7 ins tall
Slim to medium build
Short dark hair
Clean shaven

He was wearing:

A red and white face mask
Black / dark blue hooded top
Dark tracksuit trousers

Investigating officer Detective Constable Lee Torrance of Isle of Wight CID said: 

“Although the woman working in the shop was not hurt, she is extremely upset and shaken by what happened.

“Police carried out a search of the area and house-to-house enquiries last night. We would like to thank everyone who has provided information during the investigation so far.

“Detectives continue to pursue several lines of enquiry, and I would appeal to anyone who was in the Hunnyhill area of Newport at around 8pm on Monday night to contact police. We are also eager to hear from anyone with information about the identity of the man responsible or who thinks they may have seen him near the shop around the time of the robbery."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Lee Torrance at Newport Police Station by phoning 101 or going online to

From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.