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CCTV: 'Shocking Assault' On Worker In Shop
Police hunting a man who attacked a shop worker in a "shocking assault" during an attempted armed robbery have released CCTV footage of the raid.
The hooded offender is seen walking into the supermarket as the woman is at the till and then holds the weapon up before jabbing her in the face with it.
The perpetrator, whose weapon was wrapped in a plastic bag, then tried to open the till before leaving Heart of England Co-op in Rugby, Warwickshire, empty-handed.
The member of staff suffered injuries to her left eye in the attack shortly after 7.30pm on Wednesday March 6.
She was then treated in hospital.
Police said the offender is described as a white male with a scarf covering the lower part of his face.
He is thought to be in his 20s, about 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall and of slim build.
He was wearing a maroon coloured padded jacket with hood, dark trousers and a dark coloured glove on his left hand.
Police said: "The video shows the hooded offender subjecting the victim, a member of staff, to a shocking assault.
"He used a weapon wrapped in a plastic bag to jab her in the face, causing injuries to her left eye which needed hospital treatment. He then left the store empty-handed."
Officers in the Local Investigations Team at Rugby would like to hear from anyone who saw the man approach or leave the store, or anyone with information which would held with enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 01926 415000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.