Police investigation after ‘armed’ robber targets Welwyn Garden City newsagent

PUBLISHED: 17:03 17 February 2020

There was a robbery at the newsagents in Haldens yesterday. Picture: Jacqueline Rose.

There was a robbery at the newsagents in Haldens yesterday. Picture: Jacqueline Rose.


A Welwyn Garden City newsagent was robbed over the weekend by a man holding what was believed to have been a firearm.

The incident occurred at McColl's in Haldens at around 7.10am on Sunday.

A man reportedly entered the store holding what was thought to be a firearm, and demanded cash from a member of staff.

He then fled the scene on foot, through an alleyway leading to the Dawley or Fallowfield area.

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The victim was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 6in tall, of a stocky build and dressed in a black hoodie, black balaclava and black gloves.

Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact police.

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/14330/20.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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