Robbery at Threshers

A teenage girl was threatened by a robber that he would slit her throat during a raid at Threshers Off Licence in Watchouse Road. Jenny Willis was working alone when two men entered the store at around 7.30 pm. After a brief conversation one of them walked behind the counter and grabbed Miss Willis’ hair, pulled her head down, grabbed her neck shouting ‘Give me the money, open the till.’ When Miss Willis said the till could not be opened without a purchase, he shouted ‘Open the till or I’ll slit your throat,’ The scene was recorded on CCTV and fingerprints later helped link the men with the crime. Passers-by noted the number of their car which was later involved in a high speed chase near Howe Green. After a crash three men were caught by the police.