Police have released a CCTV image appealing for the public’s help following an incident in Fleet Street, Swindon on 15 October.
At approximately 5pm, a man riding a bicycle stopped outside the Herbs Remedy shop. He entered the store and stole a small amount of cash from the till while the shop owner was in the back office. He was then disturbed by the shop owner who chased him out of the shop.
The offender then produced a knife which he immediately dropped and ran off in the direction of John Street, leaving his bike and the knife at the scene.
The man is described as white, wearing a dark coloured baseball cap, a black waist length jacket, dark coloured trousers and black trainers. His bike is described as a gold mountain bike.
PC Jamie Brown said: “We are appealing for any information from the public in relation to this incident that might assist us in our investigation.
“Fortunately, the shop owner was not injured during the incident, but it was a frightening experience.
“We are keen to hear from anyone who saw the man cycling prior to the incident, or anyone who saw him running from the scene after.”
Anyone with information can call PC Brown or PC Samuel Van Den Broek on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred.