Police are investigating a report of a robbery near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.
A man walked into Sandford Garage on the main A3020 road at Sandford near the Whiteley Bank crossroads at approximately 3pm on Sunday, December 5, 2010.
The man threatened the woman working behind the counter with a piece of brick in his right hand, and demanded she give him all the money in the till.
The female member of staff opened the till and the man stole £350 in cash before running away from the garage.
The woman was not injured.
The suspect is described as:
? 6 ft 1 in tall approximately
? Slight build
? Pale complexion
? Short hair
? No facial hair
He was wearing:
? A pale grey hooded top
? Black tracksuit trousers with a white stripe down the side of the legs
? Trainers, which were partially white in colour
A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: “Detectives from Isle of Wight CID are in charge of pursuing several lines of enquiry this week. We would like to thank all the witnesses who have told police what they saw on Sunday.
“Initial enquiries suggest the suspect had been hanging around near the garage for several minutes before the robbery took place. We are keen to hear from anyone else who may remember seeing a man acting suspiciously in Sandford on Sunday afternoon, or who thinks they know the suspect’s identity.
“There is no evidence at the moment to connect this robbery to similar crimes reported at shops in Newport and Ryde during November. However, we are visiting businesses across the island to highlight sensible crime prevention advice during the Christmas shopping season.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Isle of Wight CID at Newport Police Station by phoning 101. From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
For more crime prevention advice, please go online to Hampshire Constabulary’s website: