Shop worker threatened during Ripley robbery

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Police investigating a robbery in Ripley are appealing for witnesses.

At 8.20pm on Sunday, a man walked into Nijjars Save n Save convenience store on High Street and demanded cash from the till.

The shop assistant refused to hand over any money. The man then took a glass drinks bottle from a shelf and made further threats. After being refused a second time he grabbed alcohol and cigarettes and left the store.

He ran towards the Pear Tree pub and into the council car park where he got into a silver Vauxhall Vectra.

He was described as white and was wearing a hooded top with the hood worn up over a peaked cap.

A 26-year-old man and a 22-year-old man have been arrested and are currently being questioned by police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Steve Topham at Ripley CID on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.