Friday, 10 June 2011
Armed Robbers attack our Co-Op
Detectives appeal for witnesses after armed robbery in Farnborough
Detectives in Aldershot are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a Co-Op store in the North Camp area of Farnborough.
Police were called to the shop in Queens Road at about 1.45pm on Wednesday, June 8, following reports of an armed robbery.
Two men entered the shop – one was wearing a white crash helmet and the other was wearing a black balaclava – while a security guard was loading money at the cash machine.
The guard from the security van was told to put the containers of cash into bags, which he did.
The men made off in a black Volkswagen Tiguan which was later found abandoned in Yeovil Close, a short distance away.
Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who was in the shop or the surrounding at the time of the incident who hasn’t yet spoken to a police officer. They would also like to speak to anyone who saw the car in Yeovil Close.
Detective Inspector Dave Sackman said: "This was a frightening ordeal for those who witnessed it, but fortunately no one was hurt.
"There were lots of people in the area at the time and I am keen to hear from anyone who saw any part of the incident or who saw the car in Yeovil Close."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Aldershot CID on 101 or via www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/contact/message_officer.htm
You can also contact the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.