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Police appeal after Tui armed robbery in Lichfield store

Police have appealed for information after staff in a Tui store in the Midlands were threatened by a man wielding a knife.

Reports said the suspect entered the store in Lichfield at 4pm on Tuesday and forced staff to open a safe. No staff were harmed.

The man, described as black, tall and skinny, fled up Tamworth Street after the robbery. Reports did not say whether he got way with any cash.

Staffordshire Police have released images of the suspect and issued the following statement:

“Detectives are appealing for information over a robbery using a knife at the Tui Travel Agents store on Bore Street, Lichfield at around 4pm yesterday.

“A black male, described as tall, skinny, wearing a mask and gloves and carrying a grey Prada bag and a kitchen knife, entered the store.

“Staff were made to open the safe inside the store. The male escaped on foot by running up Tamworth Street and onto Lombard Street in the direction of Stowe Street at about 4.15pm.

“Thankfully no staff were harmed.”

Police asked anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious, saw the fleeing suspect or who has CCTV footage to message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 441, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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