Robber threatens shop staff with gun in broad daylight - The Rugby Observer

Robber threatens shop staff with gun in broad daylight

Andy Morris 11th Dec, 2017   0

A GUN-wielding thief carried out a daylight robbery at the Co-op in Overslade Lane on Saturday (December 9).

At around 12.20pm, an unknown man threatened staff with what is believed to be a handgun and demanded money from the till.

He took a large quantity of cash, postage stamps and coupons and ran off down an alleyway leading to Marlborough Road.

The suspect is described as wearing a camouflage jacket and trousers.

Detective Constable Mark Calvert of Rugby CID said: “Nobody was 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.

“They did exactly the right thing in doing what they were instructed by the offender and then immediately calling us when they felt safe to do so.

“We are following up on a number of enquiries as part of the investigation and, as with many investigations, information from the public can be key.

“Therefore we would ask anyone who was in the area that saw the incident and has yet to come forward to get in touch by calling us on 101.”

Call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 178 of December 9, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously via or on 0800 555111.


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