Armed robber wearing ski mask targets Potters Bar shop

PUBLISHED: 20:33 04 February 2017 | UPDATED: 20:33 04 February 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses


A man wearing a ski mask and carrying a knife demanded staff fill a bag with money in a Potters Bar shop.

The robbery occurred in The Broadway at around 6.50pm on Sunday January 29, when a man entered the store carrying a knife. He told a staff member to fill a bag with money and he then made off on foot towards the train station.

The man is described as being aged in his late teens or early 20s and about 5’ 8” tall. He was wearing a grey tracksuit, black gloves and had a ski mask over his face.

Detective Constable Duncan McCormick from the Hertsmere Local Crime Unit said: “This was an upsetting ordeal for the member of staff involved, but thankfully no one was hurt during the incident.

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area around the time and may have information about what happened to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference J3/17/123.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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