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Fish Bar Owner Describes Terrifying Robbery

Tuesday July 23 2013


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THE owner of a fish bar in Monk Bretton has spoken of the terrifying moment three men stole the till which contained about £200.

Pindy Kaur and her husband Bill Singh, who own Ocean Fish Bar on Judy Row, were tidying up when the men, one wearing tights over his face, jumped over the counter and made off with the till.

Pindy, 42, was tidying up at about 10.20pm last Thursday when the men came in.

She said: "They came in and stood near the till. The next thing I knew, they were trying to pick it up and I was trying to get it back. I was thinking 'you're not having this till' but in the end I had to give in.

"I was really frightened. When I called the police to report it, I couldn't talk. I was shaken to the core. Who knows what could have happened?"

Bill, 50, had been tidying up in the back of the shop and came running out after hearing Pindy screaming.

The couple have reported the incident to the police, who are examining CCTV footage. Pindy suffered minor bruising.

She added: "We've owned the shop for nearly seven years and we've had break-ins before with people trying to get in round the back, but never anything like this.

"One of my children comes down to stay with me on an evening which makes me feel better."

Pindy said the till had been recovered in the allotments behind the medical centre on High Street.

She said a till was also stolen from Woody's Cafe, also on Judy Row, the previous Thursday. It was also found at the allotments.

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Reply Posted by skeptic on Tuesday July 23 2013 at 17:24
Any descriptions of the culprits? Heights, clothes,skin colour, accents?

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Tuesday July 23 2013 at 19:13
Lovley people too ya get loads of chips,

Shame on you who did get a job and stop robbing of hard working people

Reply Posted by imhunglikeadonkey on Wednesday July 24 2013 at 15:59
Thats alot of fish to buy

Reply Posted by craig on Wednesday July 24 2013 at 16:00
smells a bit too fishy to me

Reply Posted by Mohammed on Thursday July 25 2013 at 01:07
Oh bloody hell twice in 1 week dey come in dey ram raid the shop!!!!!!

Reply Posted by Tel on Sunday July 28 2013 at 16:18
Cindy glad ya ok ya didn't deserve that nor did woodys a concerned resident

Reply Posted by lol on Sunday August 4 2013 at 11:51
IT SOUNDS A BIT FISHY TO ME.

Reply Posted by pindy on Friday August 16 2013 at 15:14
we are all shaken up but fine now thankyou for your messages.