Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Do You Know Man Who Raided Store?

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Do You Know Man Who Raided Store?

Article excerpt

POLICE have released this CCTV image of a man they need to trace after a shop robbery in Sunderland.

the incident happened at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 9, at VG Foodstore at Durham Road in East Rainton, when a man went into the store and sprayed the shop owner in the face with a substance believed to be ammonia.

He then jumped over the counter and stole a quantity of cash before running off in the direction of the Highfield Hotel. It is believed the offender waited around outside the shop for a time before going inside.

Shop owner Anilkumar Sivanandan is still suffering from impaired vision as he recovers from his ordeal.

Father-of-two Mr Sivanandan said after the incident: "When he came in he didn't speak, no words, nothing. He just pointed the bottle at me and sprayed a liquid in my face. My face and my eyes were burning and I ran to the sink at the back of the shop to wash it off. It was burning my eyes and it was hurting.

"He then jumped over the counter but the till was locked. …

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