Shoe shop owner's knifepoint ordeal

A 47-YEAR-OLD woman was left 'terrified' after a man entered her shop in broad daylight and pointed a knife at her stomach

A 47-YEAR-OLD woman was left 'terrified' after a man entered her shop in broad daylight and pointed a knife at her stomach.Angela Lloyd was locked in an office in Wards Shoes in Orchard Street while the offender stole around £150.The shop owner, who lives in a village on the outskirts of Weston, was subjected to the attack at 3.55pm on Monday (April 16).She said: "He drew level with me and took a knife out, pointed it at me and said 'give me your money'."I was terrified. You see it happen on television but never think it will happen to you."I do not usually have that much cash so it was unfortunate. My family has owned this shop for 41 years and we have never had anything like this happen before."We are now going to sign up to the Storenet radio system and are going to get CCTV as well."The offender was white, aged in his 20s or early 30s, with short brown hair, about 5ft 9ins tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket which had a three letter beige motif on the left breast, dark trousers and casual blue lace-up suede shoes.If anyone has any information about the attack they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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