Hunt for woolly hat robber

Police appeal for information about hat wearer who carried out armed robberies in Potterspury, Old Stratford and Milton Keynes in December and January.
Police appeal for information about hat wearer who carried out armed robberies in Potterspury, Old Stratford and Milton Keynes in December and January.
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Police have issued CCTV images of a man wanted in connection to four armed robberies in the Milton Keynes area including one in Potterspury at Christmas.

The image (above) is from a robbery which took place at the Cottage Stores and Post Office in High Street, Potterspury on New Year’s Eve.

Police appeal for information about hat wearer who carried out armed robberies in Potterspury, Old Stratford and Milton Keynes in December and January.

Police appeal for information about hat wearer who carried out armed robberies in Potterspury, Old Stratford and Milton Keynes in December and January.

A police spokesman said they are looking for the man in the floppy hat.

Two further images were issued in relation to a similar robbery at the Premier Stores in Towcester Road, Old Stratford on Christmas Eve, again police are searching for the man wearing a hat with tassels.

PC Cheryl Thompson, of the Serious and Organised Crime Team, said: “These were two very serious armed robberies, whereby the offenders used weapons to assault staff working at the shop before making off with cigarettes and cash.

“It is likely that the cigarettes have been sold in the Thames Valley and Northants area.

Police appeal for information about hat wearer who carried out armed robberies in Potterspury, Old Stratford and Milton Keynes in December and January.

Police appeal for information about hat wearer who carried out armed robberies in Potterspury, Old Stratford and Milton Keynes in December and January.

“There were another two offences committed in the Milton Keynes area at the start of January which we are linking to those in Northants.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.