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Police appeal for witnesses to robbery at Co-op in Arley, Coventry

Incident 41 of 25 January 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery that occurred at 06.50hours on Thursday 25 January 2018 at the Co-op in Gun Hill, Arley, Coventry.

It is believed that two armed males entered the Co-op and held three shop workers at knife point.  They were forced to open a safe and cash was stolen before the thieves left the back of the shop towards Sycamore Crescent.

The suspects are described as white males, in their late 20's.  The first is described as stocky with brown eyes, wearing a grey hooded top, dark bottoms, grey or light trainers and black gloves.  

The second male is described as tall, skinny and wearing a black hoody and dark bottoms and a silver carrier bag with drawstring across his shoulder. Both were wearing masks.

Following the incident the staff were described as very shaken.  One female member of staff suffered minor injuries and an ambulance was called following the incident as a precaution.

Investigating officers are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the males arrive at or leave the Co-op and any vehicle parked nearby that may have been used by the thieves.

Any witnesses are please asked to contact DC 1617 Jamie Russell in Nuneaton CID on 101 ext 3129.  Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Published 25/01/18