Rugby police investigating an attempted armed robbery at the Heart of England Co-op in Rugby have now released CCTV of the incident in the hope of catching the offender.
Warwickshire Police said the video shows the hooded attacker subjecting the victim, a member of staff at the Lawford Road shop, to a ‘shocking assault’.
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He used a weapon wrapped in a plastic bag to jab her in the face, causing injuries to her left eye which needed hospital treatment.
He then left the store empty handed.
The offender is described as a white male with a scarf covering the lower part of his face.
He is thought to be in his 20s, about 5’8 to 5’ 10” tall and slim build.
He was wearing a maroon coloured padded jacket with hood, dark trousers and a dark coloured glove on his left hand.
Officers in the Local Investigations team at Rugby, would like to hear from anyone who saw the man approach or leave the store, or anyone with information which would held with enquiries.
The attempted robbery happened shortly after 7.30pm on Wednesday (March 6).
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Gareth Unett on (01926) 415000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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