Cash and cigarettes stolen from Shortstown convenience store

Police Line

Two men, armed with a shovel and a hammer, have stolen cash and cigarettes from the North Drive Convenience Store in Shortstown.

At around 7.30pm on 13 February, two men entered the store and used a hammer to knock the the tills from the counter and stole the cash.

The second offender ordered one of the employees to open the shop’s safe and hand over the case inside. They then took off with a quantity of cigarettes too.

The offenders are described as white, with one wearing a white hooded jacket and a bandana as a mask, the other wearing blue hooded jacket and dark trousers.

Both were carrying large net Primark baskets, which they used to carry the stolen cash and items.

Local community officers are carrying out high-visibility patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the residents.

Detective Constable David Gordon said: “This was a nasty robbery which left the shop employees understandably shaken.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who might have witnesses anything suspicious in the area at the time of the offence. The baskets used by the offenders are quite recognisable so hopefully this will help trigger any memories.”

If you have any information about this incident or notices anything suspicious in the area please contact the police on-line or by calling 101 and quote reference number 40/9057/19.

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