Shopkeeper stabbed in armed robbery raid

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A shopkeeper was stabbed in an armed robbery while he was working alone in a South Yorkshire shop – before the thieves fled in a stolen car.

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after two men entered the Fairway Convenience Store, on Borrowdale Crescent, Dinnington, Rotherham, at around 9pm on Thursday, February 19, and threatened the lone shopkeeper with a knife.

They stole cash from the till and one of the men stabbed the shopkeeper, causing non life-threatening injuries to his head and body.

The men fled the scene and it is thought they used a stolen vehicle as a getaway car.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Officers believe that the men left the scene in a silver Mazda that is believed to have been stolen during a recent burglary.”

One of the men was described as 6ft tall and wearing a grey hooded top with a red or yellow top underneath it at the time of the robbery.

The other man is described as 5ft 8ins tall, and he was wearing a dark blue hoodie pulled tightly over his face. Both carried knives.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 945 of February 19.

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