Police are appealing for information in relation to a knife-point robbery at convenience store in south Wales.


The incident happened at Quick Stop Convenience Store on Brook Street in the town of Tonypandy at around 9:30pm on 18 August.

According to South Wales Police, two men armed with knives entered the store and ordered a female store worker to open the safe.

After forcing their way into the living quarters of the store, the offenders locked the store worker in a bedroom, before making off with a significant quantity of cash.

The first suspect is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, in his twenties and wearing a black waterproof jacket, hooded top and tracksuit bottoms, while the second is described as white, approximately 5ft 4ins tall and wearing a black woolly hat and hooded top.

The incident followed a number of recent robberies across the UK, including a man who threatened staff workers with an imitation firearm at an Aldi in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and an gun-wielding armed robbery at a store in Greater Manchester.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting ref: 1900304943 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

C-store retailers recently appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show to highlight their experiences of violence and abuse against store workers amid cross-industry calls for government action.