Armed Robbery at Greggs Bakery in Southsea

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Southsea.

At some time between 5.25pm and 5.40pm on Tuesday, January 3 a man entered Greggs, Palmerston Road.

He approached the counter and starting shouting at a member of staff before going round to the other side of the counter, whilst telling her to empty the contents of the till into his bag.

A second staff member came out from the back of the shop.

The man, who had a knife, told the members of staff to lay on the floor and he then fled the scene with around £180 in cash.

The two women were left shaken by the incident.

The man is described as: white, aged in his mid 30s, wearing black tracksuit bottoms, a black coat with the hood up and white trainers. He was carrying a black rucksack.

Detective Constable Sharon Lewry, said: “Were you in Palmerston Road on Tuesday, January 3 between 5.25pm and 5.40pm? Did you see this man in the store or did you see him running from the area of Greggs on Palmerston Road towards Kent Road?

“The two members of staff have been left very frightened by what has happened to them. If you have any information that could help us find this man, please get in touch.”

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