Attempted ‘armed’ robbery at Sutton shop

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Police are asking for help tracing an offender who attempted to rob a Sutton off-licence on Sunday evening (30 November).

A man walked into Buttar’s Off-Licence on Kirkby Road at about 6pm, threatened a member of staff with what is believed to be a firearm and demanded cash.

But the offender left the premises on foot empty-handed.

No one was injured and the weapon was not discharged.

The offender is described as white, around 5ft 6ins to 5ft 7ins tall, of slim to medium build and about 25 years old.

He was wearing a dark hooded top and also wore a red and white Nottingham Forest scarf to cover the lower part of his face.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, and who may have seen or heard anyone acting suspiciously, or matching the description above.

Anyone with information should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 767 of 30 November, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.