Appeal for witnesses and footage following robbery in Oakthorpe
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Detectives are appealing for anyone with dashcam or doorbell footage to come forward after a shopkeeper was assaulted during a robbery in Oakthorpe.
The incident happened at premises in Measham Road at around 6pm on Saturday (13 January). The victim, a man in his 60s, was hit with a hammer by a man, who made off with the cash drawer from the till.
The victim is continuing to receive treatment for a head injury.
Following initial enquiries, a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery. He has since been released on bail.
PC Amy Aplin, the investigating officer, said: “While a man has been arrested in connection with this incident, we’re still appealing for anyone who can help, but has not yet come forward, to do so.
“I’m particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and has a dashcam in their vehicle or anyone living nearby who has a doorbell camera. Did you see anyone around the time this incident occurred whose behaviour seemed odd, suspicious or out of character?
“Anything you can tell us, no matter how insignificant you think it is, could help.”