Hampshire Constabulary

Detectives are investigating a robbery at a convenience store in Ashurst.

The incident occurred at around 5.30am on Sunday, July 27 at the Co-op store on Lyndhurst Road.

Three men entered the store and threatened a member of staff.

The member of staff, a 69-year-old woman, was taken to hospital by ambulance suffering from shock but has since been released.

It is not known whether anything has been stolen at this time.

Detective Inspector Amanda Horsburgh said: “This was a distressing incident for the shop worker which left her very shaken.

“I would appeal for anyone with information that may assist our investigation into this robbery to contact us.

“Did you see anything suspicious in the area at the time? I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a dark coloured hatch back car in the area at the time or maybe driving away after the incident.”

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Lyndhurst CID by calling 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.