Store staff threatened by machete

At around 7.45pm on Thursday evening (4 May) a man entered the Premier Store on Regent Street in the Greenbank area of Plymouth and threatened staff.

It is understood he was carrying a machete-type knife.  He demanded money, tobacco and cigarettes and then left the store. It is thought that he left with around £200-300 worth of cash and goods.

The man is described as being 5ft 10in to 6ft tall of medium build.  He was wearing a balaclava but appeared to have some kind of brown facial hair.  He had a local accent.

Police made an immediate search of the vicinity without success and are now making a number of enquiries in an attempt to identify and locate the suspect.

If anyone has any information about this incident please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting CR/033978/17.  Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.