A retailer from Shropshire was assaulted by a gang she disturbed robbing her store.
The retailer was asleep in the flat above Whittals store in Bishops Castle, but was woken by the gang smashing a window. When she went to investigate one of the gang struck her on the head before the group fled with £2,000-worth of cigarettes. The retailer was left shaken but not seriously injured.

A masked robber threatened staff with a knife during a robbery on a c-store in North Wales.
The robber, who was wearing a black balaclava, pointed the knife at staff at the Spar store in Garden City and demanded money from the tills. He fled in a Ford Sierra with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police in Hampshire are hunting for a masked man who held a c-store staff member at knifepoint.
The raider pointed a kitchen knife at an employee at the Alldays store in Chandler’s Ford and demanded cash. When the store assistant refused the robber grabbed a small quantity of cigarettes and ran out of the store.

An Essex-based retailer told a knife-wielding robber to put his weapon away, during an attempted robbery.
Susan Withers, who runs the Londis store in Wivenhoe, challenged the raider after he demanded money.
She said: “I told him to not be so silly and that he should put the knife away and leave.”
The startled robber heeded her advice and fled.

A ram-raiding gang caused thousands of pounds of damage, after driving a pick-up truck through the front of a Wiltshire-based c-store.
Raiders tried to steal an ATM machine from the Londis store in Pewsey but ran off empty-handed when disturbed by the store’s owner Sam Patel, who lives nearby.