Police ‘determined’ to stop Mansfield serial robber

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Police say they are ‘determined’ to prevent a knife-wielding robber from striking again after targeting three shops in Mansfield.

The masked culprit threatened staff at the Shell service station on Leeming Lane South on Monday evening, before fleeing with cash, and police believe it is the same man who robbed two premises earlier in the month.

The One Stop shop in Woodhouse Road was hit at around 10.40pm on Wednesday, July 8 followed by the Sainsbury’s store on Westfield Lane at around 10.30pm on Sunday, July 12.

Det Insp Phil Sims of Mansfield CID said: “We are urging anyone who believes they may know who this man is or has any other information about these incidents to contact us immediately by calling 101.

“Each of the shop assistants in these incidents has had a harrowing ordeal of being threatened with a knife and coerced into handing over money to the offender.

“We are determined to prevent any further incidents and the assistance of the public is vital if we are going to identify this person.”

A £1,000 reward has been put up for information leading to his arrest.

He is described as being around 6ft tall and with a local accent, dressed in dark clothing and a face covering.

Anyone with any information about those or the incident on Monday 20 July (incident 973) should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.