A Peterborough shop owner was assaulted in an “unprovoked and cowardly attacked, which left its victim injured and traumatised.”
Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery of a shop in Ledbury Road, Netherton, Peterborough, yesterday, Thursday September 3 at about 8pm.
The suspect demanded money, then assaulted the shop owner after they refused to meet his demands: he received minor injuries as a result.
The man then made off empty handed towards Bramall Walk, which leads onto Meynell Walk.
The suspect, who was wearing a mask, is believed to be white, about 5’7” and of average build. He was wearing a black hooded top, with the hood pulled up, a white scarf, black jeans, black trainers with white soles or a white mark on the side, and a rucksack.
DC Sarah Phillips said: “This was an unprovoked and cowardly attacked, which has left its victim injured and traumatised.
“I urge anyone with information to come forward.”
Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, via crimestoppers-uk.org or on 0800 555 111.