A man armed with a knife steals cash during robbery at a Bilton newsagents

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a robbery which took place at Withers Newsagents on Main Street, Bilton on Saturday morning.

A white man wearing a white bandana across his face, entered the shop at shortly after 8am on Saturday, carrying a knife.

He approached the post office counter area and stole an unknown quantity of money from the till before leaving the store and making off across the Black Horse car park and into Magnet Lane.

No one was injured in the incident, although a member of staff was badly shocked by the incident.

He is described as being approximately 5ft 6 inches - 5ft 8 inches tall, of slim build, in his late teens to early 20s with a pale complexion and was wearing a grey hooded top with the word ECKO and a rhino motif on the front.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the male before or after the robbery, or who saw anything suspicious in the locality between 7.45am - 8.30am.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Murray Young in the Local Investigation team, based at Nuneaton on 02476 641111 x 3173 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where the information can be given anonymously.