Knife-wielding robber raids Ripley travel agents

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A man brandishing a knife stormed into a travel agents and stole money in an armed robbery.

At around 9.43am on Friday, June 27, a man entered Thomson travel agents on Oxford Street in Ripley, holding a knife.

He told staff to get into the back room where he stole currency from a safe.

The man left the shop with what Derbyshire police have described as a ‘large quantity of currency’ and ran along High Street. He was heading in the direction of Wall Street.

Police have now released CCTV images from the travel agents of a man they would like to speak to.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police, said: “Anyone that recognises the man is asked to contact Amber Valley CID quoting crime reference number 26677/14.”

To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.