Winschoten – A young suspect threatens a cashier of a supermarket on the Amstelstraat in Winschoten on Thursday, May 11 with a knife. Bystanders still run after the young man, but he manages to escape.
The suspect walks into the supermarket at around 7:30 PM on Thursday evening, May 11, and heads for the checkout to pay for goods. When an employee wants to help him, he threatens her with a knife. He tells her to open the cash drawer. Fortunately, the employee was not injured.
Escape route and investigation
After the threat, the suspect runs out of the store towards Vondellaan and the nearby park. Bystanders run after him, but the suspect manages to escape. He was last seen at the tunnel at Winschoten station.
The police started an investigation. Last night an investigation was conducted in the supermarket and witnesses were spoken to. Camera images are also viewed.
The suspect is a dark-skinned boy with a short build. He was wearing sunglasses and a helmet cap. Underneath he wore a blue or black track jacket with striking orange accents. Furthermore, blue training pants with white piping and blue-black sports shoes and orange / red socks.
Do you have information that could be valuable for our investigation? For example, did you see the suspect before or after the robbery? Or do you live in the area and are you in possession of camera images that may show something, then we ask you to contact us by calling 0900-8844. Do you prefer to remain anonymous? Then call Report Crime Anonymously: 0800-7000. You can also leave tips in the tip form below.
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Information source: Politie.nl