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Robbery at Co-op in Catshill - investigation underway

An investigation is underway following a robbery at the Co-op in Catshill, Bromsgrove.

At approximately 10:30pm yesterday (Tuesday 12 September) West Mercia Police received a call that, whilst staff were cashing up at the shop, two men had entered the shop with their faces covered.

They were carrying machetes and demanded that the staff open the safe. They then stole cash and cigarettes before leaving the shop. It's believed that the offenders left the area in a grey Audi A5 that was parked on Barley Mow Lane and left in the direction of the A38.

Detective Inspector Justin Taylor said: "Nobody was injured in the robbery but this will have been understandably very upsetting for the four members of staff that were present and we will be offering them support. They did exactly the right thing in doing what they were instructed by the offenders 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 yesterday evening that saw the incident or a vehicle leaving the area to get in touch with us."

Information can be given to the investigating officers by calling West Mercia Police on 101 and quoting incident number 787s of 12 September. If you want to give details but don't want to give your name you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or fill out the form on their website.

Published 13/09/17