Staff assaulted after Robbery at Shanklin Supermarket

staff assaulted after robbery at shanklin supermarket

shop assistant was threatened and assaulted during an robbery at a Co-op supermarket  in  Shanklin this evening

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident that  took place  this evening at around around 10:30 at the Co-op supermarket on Arthurs Hill in Shanklin.   Police have cordon off the store and an ambulance is treating  the injured member of staff.

A Shopper  who we aren’t  naming said “It all happened so fast a  masked man entered the  shop  with a crow bar  I saw him hit out at the member of staff in the face  he was  smashing the  pole  on the counter he was shouting  give me the money  do it faster.  He than lashed out hitting a staff member in the face because she was being  so slow.She was bleeding from her nose there was a lot of blood.

Police  have not released any  details on how much cash if any  has been stolen from the store.

Police want to hear from anyone who recalls seeing the man hanging around the shop, waiting inside prior to the robbery and assault taking place . The masked  offender  left the store  and run off  towards Cliff Path in Shanklin.

Police have not said  if they are linking similar raid that have  happened in the area.

Anyone with  information is asked to call Hampshire Police on 101