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Appeal for witnesses following attempted commercial robbery - Elms Parade

Alert message sent 27/01/2020 14:27:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted commercial robbery in Botley.

Between 7.25 and 7.30am on Saturday (25/1), a man entered the McColls Newsagents on Elms Parade and attempted to force his way behind the counter. A member of staff received cuts to their forehead and ear but did not require hospital treatment. Nothing was taken during the incident.

The offender is described as a white male between the ages of 20 and 30, around 5ft8ins or 5ft9ins in height and of a slim to medium build. He was wearing a black hooded puffa jacket, a hooded camouflage top with the hood up and black trousers. He was wearing a black face covering that left only his eyes visible.

The offender left the newsagents, turned left and likely headed in the direction of Arthray Road.

If you were in the area at the time of the offence and remember seeing something, or believe you have any information that may assist our investigation, please get in touch. You can call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43200027734, or make a report using our online reporting form.
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Ffion Jones (Police, Communications Assistant , HQ South)

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