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Man threatened in Banbury supermarket knife robbery

A man has been threatened with a knife during a robbery at a supermarket in Oxfordshire.

The member of staff at Co-op in Rotary Way, Banbury, was approached by two men wearing woollen hats and balaclavas and threatened with a knife at the till.

The employee handed over several hundred pounds in cash during the raid on Monday evening.

The two men rode off on a single bicycle. Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses.

One of the men was described as stocky, about 5ft 9in tall and aged about 19 or 20. He was wearing a black jacket with an orange coloured motif on the front.

The other man was described as skinny and about 6ft tall. He was wearing a dark jacket with a white stripe over the right shoulder.

Both men are thought to have been wearing plastic bin liners over their footwear.

The knife was described as silver with a 4in to 5in (10cm-12.5cm) blade.

The bicycle was thought to have been either orange or red.

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