Warwickshire Police treating three incidents in Nuneaton involving a knife as linked – and a public appeal has been launched for details

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 15 January 2022

WARWICKSHIRE POLICE officers have launched a public appeal for details and footage after three incidents involving a knife took place in Nuneaton over the past week.

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Police officers have stated that they are treating all of the incidents as linked.

First incident – 11 January

The first incident took place on Tuesday, 11 January, at approximately 2.25pm.

A shop keeper was threatened with an item, which is believed to be a knife, inside of an Alexandra Street-based convenience store.

No injuries were reported and nothing was stolen from the store.

The log number is 219 of 11 January.

Two incidents – 13 January

Around 9.45pm

Two days later, on 13 January, at around 9.45pm, a man in his early 60’s was followed on Fitton Street, where he was threatened with an object, which was believed to be a knife.

He then ran from the scene to get away.

No injuries were reported, and nothing was stolen.

The log number is 395 of 13 January.

Around 10.20pm

Around 10.20pm on the same night, a shop keeper was threatened with a knife in a Heath End Road-based shop.

No money was handed over and the suspect left the store.

The log number is 407 of 13 January.

Police give details of suspect

Warwickshire Police have described the suspect as a white male, who is believed to be aged 16 to 20, who was wearing all black with a black face covering.

The suspect is described as a white male, believed to be aged between 16-20, wearing all black, with a black face covering.

Detective Sargent comments

Detective Sargent Richard Walker, from Nuneaton CID, who is investigating the incident, has stated that the police are treating all of the incidents as linked.

He further added: “We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed them or any suspicious behaviour in the area over the previous week to please come forward.

“As part of our investigation, we have a number of enquiries ongoing, including reviewing CCTV and forensic evidence.

“If anyone has any doorbell or dashcam footage in these locations on the above dates and times, we would like to hear from you.”

Det Sgt Walker said that officers will be in the area over the course of the coming days, so that they will be able to carry out enquiries and conduct reassurance patrols.

How to report information

Information about any of the incidents can be passed on to the police by calling their non-emergency number of 101 and the crime reference log numbers.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously through independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Crimes can further be reported through the Warwickshire Police website.

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