Robbery suspect hurt during raid

Police attend the scene of a robbery at Antique and Bargain Stores in the Market Place, Doncaster.
Police attend the scene of a robbery at Antique and Bargain Stores in the Market Place, Doncaster.
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A suspected armed raider was injured when a robbery at a town centre jewellery shop went wrong yesterday.

It is believed the man was stabbed in the side or hit over the head during a struggle at the Antique and Bargain Stores, which is also a pawnbroker’s shop, in Market Place, Doncaster.

The man, said to be aged around 40, is understood not to have been injured severely because he was able to walk to an ambulance before being taken to hospital.

Another witness believed she saw a man lurking in the area before the robbery took place at around 10.30am.

It is the third armed robbery in Doncaster town centre in less than two months - and the second in a week.

Last Monday the South Yorkshire Credit Union office in Queensgate, Waterdale Centre, was held up by three masked men who got away with cash.

And in June a gang grabbed jewellery worth thousands of pounds from Gary French’s shop on Clock Corner before escaping along Baxter Gate in a Mercedes.

Police would initially give no further details about the man’s injuries or whether he was under arrest in Doncaster Royal Infirmary.