A man told the assistnat at the McColls store in Lymington that he had come in to pick up a key, which he had left in the store earlier.
The member of staff looked in a back room for the key and then informed the man he could not find it.
However, after the man had left the sales assistant noticed that the store’s office door had been opened and the security box taken.
Staff at an Essex c-store were left terrified after two men threatened them with knives and a metal bar.
The raiders grabbed cash from the tills of the store in Garner Avenue, Corringham, before escaping on foot.
A retailer from Lancashire came face to face with a man brandishing a knife during a robbery on his c-store.
Abrar Hussain was working in his Moss Bank Way store in Bolton, when a masked man ran in and jumped over the counter.
The robber pointed the knife at the retailer and shouted at him to open the till. The raider then grabbed some cash and fled, leaving the retailer badly shaken.
A gang caused thousands of pounds-worth of damage in a failed ram raid on a Cambridge-based c-store.
The gang drove a 4x4 through the front of the Spar store in Mill Road and attempted to rip out the store’s cash machine.
However, when the raiders failed to move the ATM, they fled empty-handed.
Three men are being questioned after an armed robbery at a post office store in Walmer Bridge, Preston. A gang, armed with knives and iron bars, threatened staff and customers before escaping with cash.