Hammer-wielding robber targets Hollywood convenience store

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a convenience store in Drakes Cross Parade on Wednesday 18 May.

The incident occurred around 9.50pm, when a member of staff felt pressure against his back and turned around to be confronted by an offender holding a hammer.

The offender has made multiple demands for the tills to be opened, despite the staff member explaining that they had no keys and this was not possible.

At this point, the man moved behind the tills and forced access to them, allowing the staff member to go to the rear of the store and call police.

The offender managed to retrieve an amount of cash from the tills before leaving on foot in the direction of Alcester Road, towards the Maypole.

He is described as being mixed race, approximately 6ft tall and of slim build. He was wearing a navy blue hooded top, navy blue jogging bottoms, black trainers and a black hat and scarf on his head and face.

It is believed that the offender approached the store from the direction of Sawhurst Lane.

Police urge anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw a man matching the description of the suspect, to call them on 101, quoting incident number 663s of 18 May.

If you want to give information but don’t want to give your name you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers.org.uk. Crimestoppers are not part of the police, when you contact them you won’t be identified. The only person who knows you have given information is you.