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authorities are still able to use the CCTV footage to ascertain a wealth of other information about the suspect

Providers of CCTV security, AlertSystems, has commented on the news of a recent robbery in a St Austell convenience store. CCTV footage in the store has captured a number of images of a suspect who was masked throughout the robbery.

Police have recently released the CCTV footage of a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery at the St Austell convenience store last month. A man wearing a balaclava entered the Brockstone Road store and made straight for the counter. He produced a bag and demanded that the female cashier fill it with £10 and £20 notes.

After filling the bag, the suspect escaped in the direction of Boldventure Road with a total of £295. The man was described as being skinny and around 5ft 6 inches tall. He was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up, dark coloured jeans with the rear left pocket hanging off, and black trainers with a white trim.

The store manager of the convenience store Jake Moore, stated that the two female staff members that were on duty at the time were “pretty badly shaken up”, by the whole ordeal. The sector inspector for St Austell, Tony Joslin, said that looking at the evidence it was likely the robber lived nearby.

“This looks like a suspect committing what was a high-risk offence for very small return,” he stated. “From the point of view of the victims it was an upsetting and distressing experience. If someone comes towards you wearing a balaclava, you’re going to expect some kind of violence. It all seems to suggest that the suspect was probably quite desperate.”

As leading providers of security systems, AlertSystems takes a keen interest in industry relevant news. A spokesperson from the company made the following statement. “Small convenience stores are often in danger of being victims of local robberies. Their size and low number of staff often make them vulnerable to criminal attack.

“However, with effective implementation of end-to-end CCTV security, convenience stores have the tools in order to appropriately protect themselves. Despite the fact the suspect from the St Austell robbery used a balaclava in an attempt to conceal his identity, authorities are still able to use the CCTV footage to ascertain a wealth of other information about the suspect. Determining his height, build and studying the distinctive clothing are all steps likely to contribute to a speedy arrest.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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