STAFF THREATENED WITH ‘ACID’ IN SANDOWN SHOP ROBBERY

A man has stolen cash and tobacco from a shop in Sandown after allegedly threatening staff with a bottle of liquid, feared to be acid.

The unidentified male entered the Central convenience store on Avenue Road at just gone 21:00 last night (Tuesday).

Island Echo understands that staff were threatened by the masked individual and told to hand over cash and tobacco. They were threatened with a spray bottle of liquid, which they believed to be acid.

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With fears of being seriously injured, staff handed over £300 in cash and several pouches of tobacco.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has told Island Echo:

“We were called just after 9pm last night (November 19) to a report of a robbery at a store in Avenue Road, Sandown.

“The man stole more than £300 cash and several pouches of tobacco.

“Anyone who saw anything suspicious or with any information about the robbery should call 101, quoting the reference 44190416530”.

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No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, meaning the suspect is still at large.

The shop is open for business as normal today.

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John
John
1 year ago

What is wrong with people

Martin
Martin
Reply to  John
1 year ago

Drugs….

James Winkles
James Winkles
Reply to  John
1 year ago

I know!! He should’ve atleast demand ed some scratch cards too!

anony
anony
Reply to  John
1 year ago

It is disgusting. More police needed and benefit crack down.

Rog
Rog
Reply to  anony
1 year ago

Looks like the cops had all gone to St John’s Rd railway station

Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz
Reply to  John
1 year ago

NO, what is WRONG with our system. Many go and buy a scratch card, for easy money. Low life, rob, for easy money, as, like the scratch card buyer, ‘what is the worst that will happen, IF they are caught’. Deliberate big IF. There lives are filled with rent paid, council tax paid, females with kids in various locations, to always ensure ‘company’ and a roof. Drugs and stealing provide joy and cash, and to them, spending five or more days working, is for the idiots. The police are soft, not wanting to get sued so they handle them IF caught with the upmost care. The courts cannot jail them for long, and even if they do, it is such a short time, and soft enough for the low life type, who just meet up with more low lifes, more like a little ‘break’ mixing with your ‘own sort’ than… Read more »

John youle
John youle
1 year ago

Is there any CCTV footage

Diane
Diane
1 year ago

Hope the staff are all ok…such a horrible thing to happen. Some nasty people out there.

wendy
wendy
Reply to  Diane
1 year ago

yes we fine thank you

anony
anony
1 year ago

Its obvious this is going to happen in this vicinity. Its full of crap, druggies, alkies and benefit cheats. It needs a good clean and more policing. I went in that shop for the post office and vowed I would never go there again. Yuck! Come on sort it out. Get rid of the crappy people.

Clare Steen
Clare Steen
Reply to  anony
1 year ago

Probably Corbyn supporters that think it’s ok to take, but not work for a living.

George
George
Reply to  Clare Steen
1 year ago

George
Clare, this is a shocking crime, but how can you call these people Corbyn supporters, labour has not been in power for over nine years, so our current government has failed, they cut policing and shut many of the police stations on the island

Sarah
Sarah
Reply to  anony
1 year ago

I live in this area and work extremely hard and I have never been on benefits in my life. Please do not be offensive about an entire community.

none given
none given
Reply to  Sarah
1 year ago

well said Sarah !

Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz
1 year ago

Real men of the town, would, have one time, found out who it was, and dealt with the situation. Sadly those days are gone, and we rely on the Police and courts, both toothless, as the Police prefer softer, easier targets and the courts are pressured NOT to jail low life, and if necessary ONLY for the minimum time, as the third world had now filled our jails to over capacity.

God help your children as they grow older, with a thousand new homes alone in Ryde, which we all know will be filled with the Northern, low life overspill, can only add to the Islands prolonged and future never ending misery for all the generations to come.

Barry Straw
Barry Straw
1 year ago

I know for a fact that one of the Central stores on the island, I won’t say which one obviously, insists that female members of staff work in the shop alone right up till late closing.

Zc*
Zc*
Reply to  Barry Straw
1 year ago

Funny that. I know of disgruntled employees that walk around gossiping all day long! Equal rights determines that we are all equal. Male and female. A person’s gender shouldn’t dictate what they are capable of.

Old bean
Old bean
1 year ago

Scum druggie hope staff are ok

Keith
Keith
1 year ago

What is amazing is that the police actually attended a crime. We’ll done indeed.

Aid ankle
Aid ankle
1 year ago

Probably the same dude I see scouting everywhere on his daily route from peroyn way on his way to rob steak

ron
ron
1 year ago

Cannot understand why the shop would allow so much money to be kept in the till
We were always taught to put your notes into a counter cash box next to the tills which are kept locked.

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