CCTV: Chip shop robbery in Derbyshire

Screenshot of police CCTV footage of thieves robbing a fish and chip shop in Derbyshire

Screenshot of police CCTV footage of thieves robbing a fish and chip shop in Derbyshire

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Detectives investigating a robbery at a Derbyshire fish and chip shop have released CCTV footage of the crime to try trace witnesses.

The footage shows a man walk from the memorial opposite the shop pulling a balaclava over his face before entering the shop.

He snatched the till from behind the counter and ran off, followed by two members of staff.

One member of staff followed the thief down an alleyway to a car park, where the thief threatened the man and he backed away.

The robber is described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6ft tall and he wore a green jacket and black trainers.

Police are trying to trace him and several people who were in the area at the time.

The footage also shows a young customer come out of the shop just after the robbery. It also shows a youngster stood outside the premises and a person walking past with a bag on their back.

A different camera shows a man, pictured here, walking near to the memorial just prior to the robbery.This man is a potential witness

Officers would like to speak to all four of these potential witnesses in case they have information which could help the inquiry.

Police believe there could have been other people at the memorial at the time who have yet to come forward.

Anyone with information about the incident, which took place at Melbourne Fish and Chip Shop, in the Market Place, at around 9.45pm on Friday, March 4, should call police on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.