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Updated: Appeal for witnesses following armed robbery - Coleshill

Police are appealing for witnesses or information following a robbery at a shop in Coleshill.

At around 6.05pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 9 January), it's reported two males entered a shop on Station Road Industrial Estate whilst each holding an item believed to be a handgun.

They stole cash and a quantity of cigarettes before leaving the premises on foot.

Updated - It's believed they may have then left the area in a vehicle near the houses on Station Road.

There were no reported injuries.

Armed officers and the dog unit were deployed to the scene to assist in the search for the offenders.

The offenders are described as two males, wearing masks covering their faces.

Detective Constable Paul Vines 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 information from the public; any information, no matter how small, may help us to identify the offenders."

Anyone with information which could help with the investigation can call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 297 of 9 January 2019.

Updated - Police would also like to speak to a female member of the public who was believed to have entered and left the shop during the incident and may have witnessed the offence.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website

Issued: 11.35am, Thursday 10 January, HCB, Corporate Communications
Updated: 10.10am, Friday 11 January, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 11/01/19