Appeal following attempted robbery at Co-Op store
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Officers are appealing for information in relation to a report of an attempted robbery at a Co-Op store in Leicester.
Police were called to the incident at the store in Rowlatts Hill Road just after 10.15am yesterday (Thursday).
It was reported a man, who had his face covered, had entered the store and pointed what was believed to be a handgun at members of staff in the store.
The suspect then demanded money.
Shortly after the suspect left the store. Nothing was stolen in the incident and no injuries were reported.
Members of the public were reported to be in the store at the time but had left when police arrived.
Enquiries remain ongoing into the incident.
Detective Constable Vicki Hudson said: “We are investigating the incident to establish the full circumstances and are appealing to anyone with any information to make contact with us.
“We would particularly like to speak to members of the public who were in the store at the time. You are not in any trouble but we understand you may have information which could help us with our enquiries.
“Anyone else who has any information, and has not yet spoken with police, should also make contact with us.”
Call 101 quoting incident 20*15937.