Appeal after armed robber entered Doncaster store with knife and ordered staff to open till

Police are investigating an armed robbery which saw a man entered a Doncaster store with a knife before ordering staff to open the till.

By Sophie Wills
Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 8:35 pm

At 7pm on Sunday evening (December 20) it is reported that an unknown man entered a convenience store on Askern Road, Bentley, in possession of a knife.

He ordered the staff to open the till before he swiped around £300 in cash.

Witnesses have described the man as being dressed in dark top and bottoms but wearing a yellow high vis vest with the words “2 METRES” written on the back, along with some arrows drawn on which looked to be in drawn in black marker pen.

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The armed robbery took place at a convenience store on Askern Road in Bentley.

It is believed he was wearing a black snood to cover his face and a black hat or hood. He was carrying a plastic carrier bag in dark green.

If you have any information that could help the investigation, call 101, quoting investigation number 14/185826/20.

Police are also urging any drivers who travelled through the area on Sunday evening to check their dash cam footage to see if it captured the man either prior to or after the incident.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers in confidence, either via their website – www.crimestoppers-uk.org – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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