Appeal for witnesses following charity shop robbery in Northwich Date published: 31st July 2019 10.31am

Officers from Northwich Local Policing Unit are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a charity shop in the town.

At approximately 3pm on Sunday 28 July two men and two women entered the Cancer Research store on Witton Street.

Once inside one of the men and both of the women began to browse the store.

Meanwhile, the second man made his way to the rear of the store where he was confronted by a female member of staff who asked if she could assist him.

The suspect then pushed the woman to the floor and made his way into the back office and stole a coat.

All four suspects then fled the store via the main entrance onto Witton Street, heading towards McDonalds.

The man who stole the coat is described as a white, of large build and approximately 5’ 8” tall. He was wearing a cream jacket and had short fair hair.

One of the two women was described as white, with black hair which was swept back. She was described as wearing a dark jacket and a lot of make-up.

There are no descriptions of the other the other two suspects.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone with any information which may aid the investigation.

Police Constable Graham Lee said: “To stoop so low as to rob from a charity shop is a despicable offence and we are committed to doing all we can to trace the people responsible.

“Thankfully, the store worker who was assaulted during the incident did not sustain any serious injuries. However, she was left shaken as a result of her ordeal.

“Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing at this time and I’m keen to hear from anyone with any information, no matter how small, which may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information about the incident please contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML 469965, or you can send in information via our website on https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/ .

Information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.