Police investigating an attempted armed robbery at the Heart of England Co-op in Rugby shortly after 7:30pm last Wednesday night (March 6), have now released a video of the incident in the hope of catching the offender.
The video shows the hooded assailant use a weapon wrapped in a plastic bag to jab a female staff member in the face, causing injuries to her left eye which needed hospital treatment.
He then left the store empty handed.
The offender is described as a white male with a scarf covering the lower part of his face. He is thought to be in his 20s, about 5'8 to 5' 10" tall and slim build.
Detectives investigating a violent armed robbery in Staffordshire have been appealing for information. Businessman Richard Barnfather and his fiancé Deborah Leadbetter were tied up, threatened and beaten by masked men armed with a gun at their home near Pattingham on Friday 9th March.