Nottinghamshire Police launch investigation after man carrying tool robbed Bilsthorpe Tesco Express
An investigation has been launched after a man carrying a tool robbed a convenience store as it tried to close.
The robber kicked the shop door open and pushed a staff member as he entered Tesco Express in The Crescent, Bilsthorpe, at around 11pm on Thursday, October 8.
The man then demanded money from the female staff member and, when he was told there was no money, demanded cigarettes.
The woman was pushed towards the cigarette cupboard and the man filled a carrier bag full of cigarettes, before leaving on foot.
The man was described as being white, around 5ft 7ins and of slim build. He was said to be wearing a dark green hoodie with black sleeves and black hood.
Detective Constable India Woodrow, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a fear-provoking incident which left the staff members distraught.
“The store has also been left out of pocket due to the stolen cigarettes and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in The Crescent or surrounding areas or entered the store just before it closed on Thursday night and saw someone acting suspiciously.
“We are also keen to speak to those who may have dash-cam footage if you were driving in the area at that time. We do not tolerate this sort of behaviour and we are determined to bring this man to justice.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 853 of October 8, 2020.