Police in South Cumbria are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred in Windermere last night, 23 December 2012.
At around 5pm on Sunday 23 December, police were called to Wine Stores in Windermere to reports that a man had entered the store carrying a brick and, after pushing a male member of staff down some stairs, tried to get into the till.
His attempts were unsuccessful and the man left the store empty handed. Fortunately, the member of staff was unharmed.
The offender is described as male, aged in his 20s-30s, wearing a beanie hat, a black outdoor jacket and padded gloves. He had a small moustache.
Detectives in Kendal CID have launched an investigation and are appealing to the community to come forward with information that could help track down the offender.
Detective Sergeant Mark Jacobs said: “This was a nasty incident and really unpleasant for the shop assistant who was threatened with a brick and pushed down a flight of stairs, only narrowly escaping serious injury.
“This appears to have been a desperate act by the offender who was only looking for cash but left with nothing. Our enquiries are ongoing to identify and arrest this man and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the Crescent Road area of Windermere at around 5pm yesterday evening and may have seen somebody fitting the offender’s description.
“Anyone with any information should contact Kendal CID as soon as possible on 101.”
You can also provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.