The attack came five days after an attempted burglary at the store which led to two arrests. A forensic search of the store is continuing and police have issued an appeal for two women seen in the area to come forward.
A Huddersfield-based retailer and his 73-year-old mother suffered a sickening attack after two masked men, armed with a gun, hammer and two bricks, demanded cash from his store’s till. When the owner refused, the men, later joined by four others, tried unsuccessfully to force open the till then carried out the assault.
Dinesh Joshi needed 17 stitches to his head while his mother suffered a broken nose and two black eyes.
Armed robbers held a gun to the head of village store assistant before making off with cash from the safe. Police are hunting for two men who targeted the B & J Morris convenience store in Pontesbury, Shropshire.
Thousands of pounds were stolen from a Forbuoys newsagents in Harlow, Essex, after two men with knives threatened a store assistant. It was the second time in two months that a store in the area had been targeted.
Police are searching for three armed men who robbed a Northamptonshire Tesco Express.
The gang forced open the front door of the store at Ashby Fields in Daventry. Staff were then made to open the safe after being threatened by a man carrying a weapon, believed to be a long metal bolt.