Armed robber locked Bedford convenience shop staff in bathroom

Police issue pictures of man they hope might be able to help them

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 5:18 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 5:20 pm

Bedfordshire Police has issued images from CCTV and is appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery in Shortstown, Bedford.

At around 9.45pm on Tuesday, March 9, man entered a convenience shop in North Drive, and approached the counter and threatened staff members with a knife. He then locked them in a bathroom before accessing the shop’s safe.

Officers who are investigating this incident would like to speak to the man pictured as they believe he might be able to assist them with their enquiries.

Do you recognise this man?

PC Ashleigh Napier, who is investigating, said: “This was a terrifying incident which left the shop staff shaken up.

“We would like to speak to this man as we believe he has information which can help with the investigation.

“If you have information about the incident or know the person in the photo please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch by visiting the force’s online reporting centre or by calling 101 and quoting reference number 40/11806/21.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.