Masked armed robbers steal cash and cigarettes from shop after locking staff in store cupboard - The Leamington Observer

Masked armed robbers steal cash and cigarettes from shop after locking staff in store cupboard

Leamington Editorial 21st Jan, 2019 Updated: 23rd Jan, 2019   0

ARMED robbers made off with cash and cigarettes from a Warwick shop after threatening staff with a blade.

The Co-Op shop on Cressida Close in Heathcote was targeted by three masked men at around 7am on Monday (January 21). It is believed one of the men was carrying a blade.

Staff were locked in a store cupboard for around an hour but no one was injured in the raid.

Police are appealing for witnesses.




Det Sgt Gareth Unett said: “Nobody was injured in the incident but this was understandably a frightening ordeal for those involved and we will be offering them support.

“We have launched a thorough investigation to identify those responsible and a number of enquiries are currently ongoing.


“We are appealing for any information from the public, including any dashcam footage from local motorists who may have driven by at the time of the incident.

“Any information, no matter how small, may help us to identify the offenders.”

Call 101 to speak to police or ring 0800 555 111 to speak to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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