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Detectives from Wandsworth are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery at a convenience shop in Balham High Road, SW12.

Officers were called at 01:45hrs on Wednesday, 18 February by the 27-year-old victim who was was behind the counter when a man came in brandishing a knife - with a 10" blade - before demanding money.

As he was shouting at the terrified victim he kept thrusting the knife towards him, and in doing so, caught him on his hand with the blade. He grabbed cash from the till and ran from the shop turning right onto Balham High Road before heading along Oldridge Road, SW12.

Detective Constable Farmer, from Wandsworth CID, said: "Fortunately the victim was not seriously injured and just received a slight injury to his hand. However, the robbery was a terrifying experience for him.

"Although the suspect had his face covered we have some very clear CCTV of the robbery and we are hoping someone will recognise him. The suspect used a significant level of violence and on several occasions is seen to lunge the knife towards the victim's neck. We need help to identify him to bring him to justice as soon as possible."

The suspect is described as a black man, aged in his early 20s and about 5ft 10ins tall. He was wearing a dark blue Adidas hooded top, dark-coloured trousers and a grey scarf covering his face. He had a black Nike rucksack on his back with the wording 'Just do it' on it. He is also described as having a London accent.

The knife had a red both handle and blade.

If you recognise the suspect or have any information please call DC Farmer at Wandsworth on 020 3276 2604 or via 101. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.