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Police issue CCTV images of Co-op raiders


POLICE have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Lymm.
Three men entered the Co-op store at Chaise Meadow at around 9.45pm on Sunday, May 12.
They threatened staff with a machete and a hammer and demanded cash and cigarettes.
They grabbed about £6,000 in cash and cigarettes before leaving the store along Birch Brook Road and getting into a small grey car and driving in the direction of Mill Lane.
One man was between 5’10 and 6’ tall, aged 25-30, broad and very well built. He was wearing all black clothing including a shiny nylon balaclava, gloves, trousers, shoes and a hoody with a big white logo and words saying ‘POLO NYC’ on the front. He was carrying a black bladed machete with white paint on the side and spoke with a Partington or Carrington accent.
The second man was between 5’7” and 5’10” tall, aged 25-30, and wearing all black clothing including a balaclava and gloves. He was also carrying a silver headed hammer with an old wooden handle and had a blue bag with grey handles and lettering in his possession.
The third man is described was 6’ tall, aged 25-30, of a muscular build and with long dark hair coming out the back of his black balaclava. He was wearing black gloves, a dark blue or black jacket with a light grey hood and cuffs, and black trousers and shoes.
Detective Constable Rob Thorpe, of Warrington CID, said: “This was an armed robbery which left staff inside the store understandably shaken but thankfully unharmed.
“I’ve released these photos as I believe the men have important information to help with our investigation.
“I would encourage anyone who may recognise them or may have seen them in the area shortly before or after the incident to contact us on 101 quoting IML 399352.
“If you want to contact us anonymously and in confidence please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Information can also be passed on by email https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries.


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