POLICE are hunting a man who robbed a Bridlington shop at knifepoint.
The robber went into Pettits shoe shop in King Street, and threatened a female shop assistant – who was on her own at the time – with the blade.
The man made off with around £130 in cash in the raid, which happened at about 4.44pm last Thursday.
There were no other customers in the shop at the time of the robbery.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said that “nobody has been arrested or charged in connection with the Bridlington robbery”.
Det Sgt Tom Napier, of Bridlington CID said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or saw anyone fitting the description of the man in – continued on Page 3
the immediate area of King Street or Chapel Street, or areas nearby to come forward.
“Incidents like this one are very rare in the East Riding of Yorkshire and I would urge anyone with information to contact the police as soon as possible.”
Police described the robber as white, aged in his late 40s or early 50s, with short grey hair, and was wearing a green jacket and a pair of sunglasses.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Humberside Police on 0845 6060222 quoting log 451 of 01 September 2011, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.