Shopworker tied up in Potters Bar raid

A 21-YEAR-OLD woman was tied up by a gang in a raid on a video store. Four men attacked the shop assistant as they stormed behind the Blockbuster counter to steal video consoles, games and cash. The unarmed thugs, two white and two black, entered

A 21-YEAR-OLD woman was tied up by a gang in a raid on a video store.

Four men attacked the shop assistant as they stormed behind the Blockbuster counter to steal video consoles, games and cash.

The unarmed thugs, two white and two black, entered the store on The Broadway, off Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, shortly before 2pm on Thursday.

One approached the shop worker and enquired about computer games, before forcing his way behind the till area.


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The worker had her hands tied up with a cable tie while stock was taken, before the men all fled.

The attackers are described as in their 20s or early 30s.

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Detective inspector Mark Brown said: "Although crimes of this severity are rare in Hertfordshire, this incident was extremely distressing for the victim, who was shocked, though fortunately not injured.

"We are appealing to people who may have information regarding this crime, or who witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in the area before or after the event took place, to come forward."

Anyone with information should call 0845 33 00 222.

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