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Balaklava

, Balaclava
a small port in Ukraine, in S Crimea: scene of an inconclusive battle (1854), which included the charge of the Light Brigade, during the Crimean War

Balaclava

fought between Russians and British during Crimean War (1854). [Russ. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 25–26]
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Wearing ski-masks and brandishing a metal pole with a chain attached and a metal cosh, the robbers threatened the shopkeeper and demanded money.
The men are described as being in their late teens or early 20s wearing black ski-masks, gloves and dark clothing.
Mr Baines and a member of staff were preparing to leave just before midnight when they were faced by two men in ski-masks, one of them brandishing a pistol.
Weston Lane Stores was held up on November 17 by two armed raiders, also wearing ski-masks.
Although both the robbers were wearing ski-masks, one is described as black and of large build.