Victim attacked by armed robber

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Police investigating an attempted armed robbery at the Heart of England Co-op in Rugby shortly after 19.30hrs on Wednesday night, February 6, have released images of the victim and her injuries.

The victim, a member of staff, was subjected to a shocking assault by a hooded offender before he tried unsuccessfully to open the till.

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.

The offender 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.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Gareth Unett on 01926 415000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.