A woman was injured during a robbery at a filling station at Souldrop.
Police are seeking information after the robbery at the A6 Filling Station at Rushden Road, at 8.05pm on Tuesday, December 30.
A female employee was locking up the store and was leaving by the main entrance.
As she was locking the main entrance a man barged into her and forced her back inside the shop causing them both to fall inside the shop. This caused the victim to hit her head and suffer grazing and bruising to her head and elbows.
The offender then demanded the key to the safe. The frightened victim was then made to fill five Shell carrier bags full of cigarettes. Whilst he was making his demands the offender also said “Sorry I have got to do this but I have got to get my kids back”. The offender then made off with the Cigarettes but no cash.
The offender was described to have pale blue eyes, about 5 foot 8 inches tall and was of slim build. He was wearing a face covering, dark jogging bottoms and a grey jacket.
Detective Constable Jason Wheeler, investigating, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim and I would like to hear from anybody who may have information about this incident. Somebody knows who committed this crime and the offender needs to be caught. The female victim was injured by this offender and was badly shaken by the attack.
“If you know who this man is please tell us, you can call me in confidence on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
“Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”