Appeal after robbery at St Ippolyts Stores near Hitchin

St Ippolyts Stores. Picture: Google Street View

St Ippolyts Stores. Picture: Google Street View - Credit: Archant

A village store near Hitchin was robbed on Friday by a thief allegedly brandishing a knife – and detectives have today appealed for witnesses.

Police are investigating after the robbery at St Ippolyts Stores, on the corner of London Road and Waterdell Lane, at about 6.30pm on Friday.

A man approached from the direction of London Road just as the shop was getting ready to close and stole cigarettes and cash before running off across London Road towards Brookend Lane.

The robber is described by police as a ginger-haired white man, about 30 years old, of medium build and about 5ft 9in tall. He spoke with what is described as a northern accent.

Anyone who saw the offender before or after the robbery, or who has any information relating to this crime should contact the local crime unit at Hitchin Police Station on 101 and quote crime reference G1/17/3101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.