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Witnesses sought to Leamington Spa robbery

Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at the Tesco Express supermarket on Cubbington Road, Leamington Spa, which took place between about 11.20-11.30pm on Tuesday 12 December.

Four men are believed to have entered the store through the front door, some carrying bladed weapons.

The men threatened and pushed staff, and attempted to get the money safe opened. When they could not get access to the safe, they took cash from the tills. They then left the store by the same door and drove away in a dark-coloured 4X4 vehicle.

Detective Inspector Tim Sharp says: "The store staff did exactly the right thing by co-operating with the thieves, and fortunately none of them were injured. They were extremely distressed by the incident though, and we're working closely with the individuals and their employer to ensure they receive the support they need.

"The incident took place quickly and the men are reported to have been wearing dark balaclavas. However, it happened in a busy area at a time of night plenty of people were out and about so we're confident that there will be many witnesses. If you saw something, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, please do come forward to support our investigation."

If you were in the area around the time of the robbery and witnessed something, please phone the police non-emergency number 101 quoting incident reference 0395 of 12/12/17.

You can also leave information anonymously with the charity Crimestoppers, which is independent of the police. Phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or go online to


Issued by corporate communications (LR) at 12.05pm on 13 December.

Published 13/12/17