Stan said: “The man demanded cash and cigarettes but I told him he would get nothing from me. I think he realised he wasn’t going to get anywhere and fled.” Police have arrested three people in connection with the robbery.
lAn armed raider made off with just £118 from a Scottish c-store. Only minutes before the raid, the store boss had put takings in a safe. Barry Craig admitted raiding the G&A Store in Inverurie when he appeared before the High Court in Aberdeen.
Store boss Sandra King told the court that the chance cash transfer had foiled unemployed Craig, who will be sentenced later.
A ram-raiding gang stole a safe containing up to £20,000 in cash from a c-store in Devon. The gang used a pick-up truck to drive through the front of Ley Lanes store in Kingsteignton before strapping a cash machine, which contained the safe, to the vehicle and ripping it out of the store.
Store owner Christine Davis said: “Fortunately, no-one was hurt but it will cost up to £500 to replace the door.”
A 76-year-old customer was stabbed three times after confronting a robber in a west London c-store. The elderly victim was attacked as he tried to pay for a newspaper with a £20 note in the Welcome Co-op store in Shepherd’s Bush. As he handed over the money, a man from behind him snatched it out of his hand. The customer challenged the attacker but was stabbed as the robber fled. The injured customer was treated at a nearby hospital.