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Spate of robberies in Kenilworth

Robbery, Kenilworth

  • Incident number: 000
  • Date: 18/05/2017

Warwickshire Police is investigating a number of robberies of business premises where weapons have been used to threaten staff.

These incidents occurred in South Warwickshire between Sunday (14 May) and today (16 May).

Police received reports of four robberies across Stratford, Kenilworth and Southam. The first to be reported happened at One Stop on Drayton Avenue in Stratford at approximately 9:40pm on Sunday (see article).

Further to this, police were called to a report on Monday (15 May) at 5:28am of a robbery at the Shell Service Station on the Banbury Road in Southam. A man, wearing a face mask, dark hooded top and dark trousers, entered the premises and threatened a member of staff with a baseball bat, he demanded money and then made off in an unknown direction. A customer was in the shop at the time of the incident but thankfully no one was injured.

A third incident was reported to Warwickshire Police yesterday (Monday 15 May) at the Windy Arbour Post Office on Moseley Road in Kenilworth. It happened between 12:20pm and 12:24pm when two unknown people entered the premises and demanded money whilst making threats with a knife. The suspects left empty-handed after being challenged by the victim who has, in turn, sustained cuts to his hand and arm. It is believed that the two offenders made off along the Moseley Road towards the Worcester Road.

An incident at Domino's on Leyes Lane in Kenilworth was reported to police in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 16 May). At approximately 11.45pm two men entered the shop carrying weapons, believed to be a knife and a hammer, demanding staff to tell them where the safe is kept. The victims ran to a local premises to raise the alarm. Upon returning it was discovered that an amount of IT equipment had been taken.

Detective Inspector Tim Sharp said, "A full investigation is underway to establish if these incidents are connected. The common theme is that the offenders are believed to be two white men in their late teens/early 20s, wearing dark clothing. We understand that this will be worrying to the public and I would reassure you that we are doing all we can to identify those involved and bring them to justice.

"We urge anybody who may have witnessed any of the above incidents, or who may have seen any suspicious activity within the areas, to come forward by calling us."

Should you have any information, please call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting the following incident numbers:

• One Stop, Stratford - 446 of 14 May
• Shell Service Station, Southam - 36 of 15 May
• Windy Arbour Post Office, Kenilworth - 164 of 15 May
• Domino's, Kenilworth - 1 of 16 May

Alternatively, you can give information without giving your name by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website