Charity shop worker hospitalised after robbery

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A charity shop worker was hospitalised after being attacked during a robbery yesterday.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses after the attack at the MK Kingston Community Centre..

At 5.32pm, police received a report of a robbery at a charity shop within the Kingston Centre.

At 5pm, as the MK Kingston Community shop was closing, a 42-year-old woman working there was assaulted by a male who had entered through a rear door. She was struck several times during the incident and the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing.

The victim sustained extensive bruising and required hospital treatment.

There is no description of the offender.

Detective Sergeant Phil Walsh said: “This was a nasty incident and the victim has been left very shaken and upset.

“The shop is in a very busy area directly opposite the main entrance at Tesco in Kingston, so I am hopeful someone may have witnessed the incident as they walked past or seen someone suspicious hanging around the area.”

Anyone with any information should contact Det Sgt Walsh via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.