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Kent Police release CCTV image after armed robber threatens woman with knife in raid on Best One store in Birchington

16 February 2014
by KentOnline reporter
This is the terrifying moment a knife-wielding robber threatened a woman in a raid on a Birchington shop.
He fled with money after targeting the female staff member at the Best One convenience store, in Minnis Road.
Now Kent Police detectives have released a CCTV image of the man they are hunting.
A knife raider holds up the Best One store

A knife raider holds up the Best One store

He demanded the woman hand over cash from the shop till, before walking round behind the counter and opening the till himself.
The robber took an unknown amount of money from the till and then escaped. He was last seen escaping along Dane Road at about 5.45pm last Monday, February 3.
Shortly before the incident, he had been spotted smoking a cigarette at the corner of Dane Road and Minnis Road.
Police were called to Best One in Birchington. Picture Google Street View

Police were called to Best One in Birchington. Picture: Google Street View

The offender is described as white, of medium build and 5ft 8ins. He was wearing a grey beanie hat, a thick blue jacket, grey trousers and brown shoes with distinctive black and white soles.
Witnesses are asked to phone DC Brad Shingles on 01227 868118, quoting crime reference ZY/3574/14, or Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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