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Police investigate armed robbery in Cawston, Rugby

Officers are investigating an armed robbery in Rugby in which staff members were threatened at knife point.

The robbery happened around 10.15pm on Saturday 20 January, when three men have entered the main entrance of a Co-Op store in Scholars Drive, Cawston, threatened the staff and stole a large amount of cash.

The members of staff were not physically injured but were very shaken by the incident.

The three offenders are described as wearing dark clothing and face coverings.

They made good their escape in a blue Fiesta ST with partial registration LC66, the vehicle was later found abandoned in Charles Lakin Close, Barnacle.

Officers have been making local enquiries and are studying CCTV footage.

Detective Constable Adam James of Warwickshire Police, said: "Nobody was seriously injured in the robbery but this will have been understandably very upsetting for the staff and customers that were present and we will be offering them support.

"We are appealing for any information from the public, no matter how insignificant as even the smallest detail can be key.

"Therefore we would ask anyone who was in the area that saw the incident, or sighted a vehicle matching the description, and has yet to come forward, to get in touch or if you heard or saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident by calling us on 101."

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Co-Op that evening or has any information which would help them with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or through their website www.crimestopppers-uk.org quoting incident 390 of 20 January.

Issued: 2.20pm, Monday 22 January, Kieren Bodill, Corporate Communications

Published 22/01/18