Shop worker stabbed in off-licence robbery

A SHOPKEEPER suffered a punctured lung when he was stabbed during a robbery at his store in Shoreditch. The 39-year-old man from Clapton was beaten with a broom and then stabbed five times in the chest when a robber demanded he hand over cash from the til

A SHOPKEEPER suffered a punctured lung when he was stabbed during a robbery at his store in Shoreditch.

The 39-year-old man from Clapton was beaten with a broom and then stabbed five times in the chest when a robber demanded he hand over cash from the till of his Calvert Avenue off licence on the Boundary Estate.

The attacker, described as a black man, aged 24-28, around 5ft 6ins tall and wearing a brown t-shirt and jeans, got away with around �300 in cash from the till and was last seen running off towards Arnold Circus.

The shopkeeper was taken to hospital and treated for a punctured lung and stab wounds but has since been discharged.


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Police are appealing for witnesses and are urging anyone with information to contact PC Adrian Nelson in the robbery squad on either 020 8217 4162 or towerhamletsrobberysquad@met.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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