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Appeal after charity shop in Painswick robbed

Member of staff and customer at Longfield Hospice Shop were threatened with a knife.

Police are appealing for information after a man robbed a charity shop in Painswick on Thursday (December 2).

The incident happened at Longfield Hospice Shop on Bisley Street at around 3pm when a man entered the shop and threatened a customer in their 70s and a member of staff with a knife.

He was given money from the till and the customer before running off. The customer and member of staff were left shaken but uninjured.

The man is described as being a white man with ginger hair, who is believed to have been in his mid-20s. He was wearing a black bobble hat with writing on, a dark coloured bomber jacket and blue jeans.

Officers are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage, who has not already spoken to them, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or to contact police through the website, quoting incident 269 of 2 December: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/ 

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through https://crimestoppers-uk.org. 

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