19th Oct, 2017

Cash stolen after armed robbery at town Tesco

Evesham Editorial 11th Dec, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

CROWBAR-wielding thieves forced open tills and made off with cash in an armed robbery on an Evesham supermarket.

A group of three men, who were all wearing balaclavas and dark clothing, entered the Tesco store on Worcester Road between 12.35am and 12.40am on Tuesday (December 9).

The offenders used the bars to wrench open tills in the self-scan area at the 24-hour shop and placed a quantity of money into a large holdall before they exited the site.

Tesco was open to the public at this time, although no staff or shoppers were hurt during the theft.

The offenders made off in a silver or grey coloured vehicle which was being driven in the direction of the Greenhill and

Worcester Road junction.

Both Warwickshire and West Mercia Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident and have said they were glad no one was hurt in the raid.

Det Insp Andy Price, investigating the offence, said: “Thankfully nobody was injured during the incident.

“Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police take such offences very seriously and inquiries are ongoing to bring these offenders to justice and to protect people from harm.

“We are eager to hear from anyone who saw a car of the description in the area at that time.”

A Tesco spokesman added: “We are relieved that nobody was hurt during this incident.

“It’s now a matter for the police and we’ll be helping them with their investigations in any way we can.”

Officers have also said they are not linking an armed robbery which occurred in a Worcester Tesco last month to this attack, despite the pair being almost identical.

A group of three forced their way into the St Peter’s Drive store and threatened a staff member with a crowbar before they also made off with money from the self-service tills.

Anyone with further information on the incident can contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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