Customer foils potential armed robbery in Rawmarsh

By David Parker | 28/11/2019

Customer foils potential armed robbery in Rawmarsh

A WOULD-be armed robber left a Rawmarsh shop empty-handed after a customer intervened.

Police were called to the McColls store in Kilnhurst Road at 5.37pm yesterday (Wednesday) following reports of a robbery, a police spokeswoman said.

"It is believed a man entered the store brandishing a knife and threatened a customer, while demanding money from the cashier," she said.

"Another customer intervened and the man ran away empty-handed. 

"Enquiries are still ongoing to identify the man and anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 667 of November 27."


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