An investigation is ongoing by officers from Central West CID. Their enquiries have established that as the victim entered the shop, four males – who are believed to have been in a car nearby waiting for him – ran in and stabbed him.
DC Emily Martin, said: “This was a shocking and brazen attack which took place in front of horrified staff. We are releasing CCTV images of the suspects. I appreciate their faces are not visible but am hoping someone might recognise their clothing. We are also appealing to a specific witness to come forward. We are aware that a man left the shop as the suspects entered, returning shortly after they had gone. I would urge that individual to contact police.”
There has been no arrest.
The suspects are described as follows:
= Suspect 1: Dark coloured hooded top (hood up) with a white logo on the left-hand chest, a dark coloured beanie hat (under hood), black trousers, grey clothing beneath trousers, blue latex gloves, dark coloured shoes and light coloured face mask.
= Suspect 2: Grey-hooded top (hood up) with light coloured emblem on the left-hand chest and three dark coloured stripes downside of the hooded top, dark-coloured trousers, dark coloured shoes with light coloured soles, and a dark coloured mask.
= Suspect 3: Blue hooded top (hood up), black balaclava, black coat with black fur trim and yellow/orange and black logo on left upper arm, black trousers with white stripe down the outside of the leg to the knee, dark coloured shoes and black gloves.
Alternatively, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.