CCTV appeal following robbery at Stacksteads off licence

Detectives investigating a robbery at an off licence in Stacksteads last month have released CCTV images of a man they would like to trace.

The robbery happened at around 4.30pm on Wednesday 18 November when a man entered Bargain Booze on Newchurch Road armed with an axe. He threatened the manager of the shop and demanded money before making off with around £190 in cash and a bottle of champagne.

Do you recognise this person?

Do you recognise this person?

The man is described as black, 5ft 7in and of a stocky build. He was wearing a yellow high visibility jacket and white work style trousers. He was also wearing a blue patterned bandana covering the lower part of his face and had gloves on. He is believed to have been carrying a short handled axe.

DC Haydn Sibley, of East CID said: “Our enquiries into the robbery remain on-going and I would urge anyone who has any information that could assist with our investigation to come forward. We are keen to trace the man pictured in the CCTV images and if anybody recognises him I would urge them to contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference EF1507987. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.