Police hunt for man who robbed corner shop at knifepoint while wearing boxer shorts on his head

The man made off with a quantity of cash after the robbery

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Police are hunting for a man who robbed a shop at knifepoint while wearing a pair of boxer shorts on his head as a disguise.

The man held up the McColls convenience store on Lyde Road in Yeovil at around 8:30PM on Monday 14 September.

He was wearing what police believe to be a pair of grey and white patterned boxer shorts on his head, and brandished a large kitchen knife at staff before making off with a quantity of cash.

The boxer shorts appeared to cover most of his face, leaving only the top of his head and eyes visible.


He is described as white, with either a dark, tanned complexion or dirty skin.

He is also said to be skinny, in his 20s, and around 6 feet tall. He had dark stubble, a moustache, and short, dark gelled hair.

Avon and Somerset Police have asked local residents around Victoria Road in Yeovil to check their gardens and bins for a knife or a pair of boxer shorts, in case the robber disposed of his weapon and disguise as he fled.

Anyone with information is asked to call them on 101, quoting reference number 102046/15.