Man used 'tree branch' in two shop robberies
POLICE are hunting a man who threatened shop staff with a tree branch before stealing money in two raids.
The first happened just before 9.50pm last Saturday as the Sainsbury's store in Arnold Lane, Gedling, was closing.
The suspect threatened staff with the branch – said to be a "large stick" – and demanded money before escaping with cash and cigarettes.
The same man is believed to have struck again around 9.50pm on Wednesday at the Co-operative store in Gedling Road. Staff were again threatened with a branch but the man left empty-handed.
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No one was injured.
The offender is described as white, in his early 20s and of slim build. He was wearing a Nike hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down the side, black trainers and a scarf covering his face.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Carlton CID on 101 ext 811 6635.