£3,000 Reward After Wycombe Armed Robbery

6 February 2013, 06:00 | Updated: 6 February 2013, 16:53

A reward's being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of man who threatened a shopkeeper with a knife in High Wycombe.

Independent charity Crimestoppers is offering up to £3,000 after the armed robbery on Sat 26th January. 

A man with a large knife entered the Premier Stores Convenience Store on Booker Lane and threatened, attacked and tied up the shopkeeper before escaping with approximately £77k from the ATM machine and Post Office.

The man is described as black or Asian, 6ft tall and in his mid-twenties, wearing dark clothing and a dark blue scarf around his face. 

Phil Gomm, Chair of Thames Valley Crimestoppers, said: "This was a heinous and violent attack carried out in broad daylight and the ordeal has left the shopkeeper and members of the community in shock.

"The Crimestoppers charity is offering a reward of up to £3,000 to anyone who can supply us with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this offence. 

"Someone out there has information that can help bring this criminal to justice.  Perhaps you witnessed the event or saw suspicious activity in the area?  Crimestoppers wants to receive any information no matter how insignificant it may seem."

Detective Constable Chris Mavers of High Wycombe CID commented: "Thames Valley Police is working closely with the community to investigate this serious crime.

"However there may be some people who feel unable to speak directly to us for whatever reason. These people we urge to contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously."