Rotherham shop worker assaulted in robbery

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A hammer-wielding robber assaulted a shop assistant after targeting a store in Rotherham.

The man demanded money before attacking the woman at the ‘eCloud’ electronic cigarette shop in Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood, at 9.50am on Friday.

He was chases from the shop by a passer-by.

A police spokesman said: “Thankfully the worker only sustained minor injuries from the robbery. The suspect was wearing dark clothing and a dark hat.”

Detectives are appealing for information about the incident.

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 304 of February 7.