Police release CCTV images of raider who threatened north Watford shop staff with iron bar

Police release CCTV images of raider who threatened north Watford shop staff with iron bar

Police release CCTV images of raider who threatened north Watford shop staff with iron bar

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Police have released CCTV images of a masked attacker who threatened staff in a north Watford convenience store with an iron bar during a terrifying raid.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses of the attempted robbery, which happened at around 6.20am on Friday, June 20, at the Costcutter store in Orbital Crescent.

A man entered the shop and attempted to assault the member of staff with an iron bar resulting a brief struggle.

The man then left the store and got into a green ‘X’-plated Toyota Yaris. This vehicle was later found abandoned in Harris Road.

The driver was seen to run in the direction of Summerfield Road.

No items were stolen from the store and the iron bar was recovered by officers.

Detective Sergeant Ian Siggery is investigating the incident and said: "Thankfully the member of staff was not seriously injured but was understandably left shaken by what happened.

"We would like to identify the man pictured as he may be able to assist us with the investigation. The clothing worn is very distinctive and so if anyone believes they know the man’s identity or has any information in relation to this incident, please contact me immediately."

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Siggery via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, citing crime reference C4/14/1228. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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3:48pm Fri 11 Jul 14

audentior01923 says...

Yet again more poor quality and unhelpful CCTV images from Herts finest !
Yet again more poor quality and unhelpful CCTV images from Herts finest ! audentior01923
  • Score: -6

3:52pm Fri 11 Jul 14

HornetJJ says...

audentior01923 wrote:
Yet again more poor quality and unhelpful CCTV images from Herts finest !
I don't quite see how the quality of the CCTV is down to the Police! This is obviously the shop's CCTV.
[quote][p][bold]audentior01923[/bold] wrote: Yet again more poor quality and unhelpful CCTV images from Herts finest ![/p][/quote]I don't quite see how the quality of the CCTV is down to the Police! This is obviously the shop's CCTV. HornetJJ
  • Score: 9

4:16pm Fri 11 Jul 14

mile high ron says...

It was only a few years ago that a story like this would have made national news.

Just goes to show how far dear old Blighty has gone down the plughole…
It was only a few years ago that a story like this would have made national news. Just goes to show how far dear old Blighty has gone down the plughole… mile high ron
  • Score: 6

8:34am Sat 12 Jul 14

Watford1982 says...

SeeYouNextTuesday wrote:
HornetJJ wrote:
audentior01923 wrote:
Yet again more poor quality and unhelpful CCTV images from Herts finest !
I don't quite see how the quality of the CCTV is down to the Police! This is obviously the shop's CCTV.
Its quite simple JJ, the police have released them and therefore it is unhelpful due to the poor quality, hence the original quote. shall I get a black board and some chalk?
Can I use your black board and chalk to rewrite:
"The clothing worn is very distinctive and so if anyone believes they know the man’s identity or has any information in relation to this incident, please contact me immediately."
[quote][p][bold]SeeYouNextTuesday[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HornetJJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]audentior01923[/bold] wrote: Yet again more poor quality and unhelpful CCTV images from Herts finest ![/p][/quote]I don't quite see how the quality of the CCTV is down to the Police! This is obviously the shop's CCTV.[/p][/quote]Its quite simple JJ, the police have released them and therefore it is unhelpful due to the poor quality, hence the original quote. shall I get a black board and some chalk?[/p][/quote]Can I use your black board and chalk to rewrite: "The clothing worn is very distinctive and so if anyone believes they know the man’s identity or has any information in relation to this incident, please contact me immediately." Watford1982
  • Score: 3

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