Travel agent left with head injuries in attempted armed robbery

Travel agent left with head injuries in attempted armed robbery



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A travel agent was assaulted when a thief brandishing a weapon demanded money from a shop in Carlton Hill.

Nottinghamshire Police are investigating the attempted armed robbery at Destinations Travel which took place at 3.10pm on Wednesday, July 12.

A male offender entered the Carlton Hill travel agency with a weapon before reportedly demanding money. He assaulted the shop owner who challenged him and managed to get him out of the agency.

Police said that nothing was taken in the incident, but the shop owner was taken to hospital for treatment for a head injury.


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A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “The suspect is described as white, about 27 years old, around 5ft 7ins tall and of medium to slight build. He has dark hair which was slightly wavy or curly and about 2ins long.


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“When he entered the shop he was wearing a grey cap with a logo on the front, a dark top and trousers and a yellow high visibility waistcoat.”


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Graham Warbrick, 62, who lives on Frederick Avenue, in Carlton, told the Post: “I heard there was an armed robbery and the guy who runs the place got hit by something on his head. I was putting my bet on for the Irish Lottery at Ladbrokes and I saw all the cop cars. There was a forensic van and about three cars. It is normally very quiet around here but it is a busy shop.”

Debbie Westbury, 58, who also lives on Frederick Avenue, added: “It is normally a very nice, quiet and sociable area. You would not expect something like that to happen around here. I drove down from Carlton Road and saw the police tape but I did not find out what had happened until I got home.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 491 of Wednesday July 12.