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    Darlington retailer threatened with knife during robbery

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    Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to a robbery in which a man threatened a shopkeeper with a knife.

    The incident happened at around 9.40pm on Thursday at the Krish shop, near the junction of Burnside Road and Geneva Road, in Darlington.

    After threatening the shopkeeper with a knife, the suspect stole several bottles of alcohol from behind the counter and ran off towards Geneva Road.

    The victim was left with lacerations to his hand and head as a result of the incident.

    “This was a frightening experience for the victim, and he was very lucky not to have suffered more extensive injuries,” detective sergeant Liam Robertson, from Darlington CID, said.

    “We are conducting enquiries into the incident and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed it or were in the area at the time.

    “We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage showing a man running away from the scene carrying bottles of alcohol.”

    If you can help, please contact Darlington CID on 101, quoting incident number 422 of January 11. Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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