VIDEO:TWO men have been arrested after a shocking armed robbery on a Co-op store in Warrington last night which was captured on video by an eye-witness as a vehicle was used to pull an ATM machine out of the premises.
At 9.10pm last night (Monday June 15) police received a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store on Orford Lane in Orford.
Offenders attacked the cash machine then left the scene in a car.
A black seat-Leon was abandoned on Ditton Road at the junction with Hale Road.
Two men, aged 26 and 31, were located in Widnes a short time later and have been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and remain in police custody.
A 23-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and she is in custody.
It is understood the store was closed at the time, but staff who were still on the premises were uninjured.
Detective Sergeant Tom Hall, from Warrington Local Policing Unit, said: “Our investigation is progressing well and we currently have three people in custody waiting to be questioned.
“I am keen to hear from anyone who not only has information on the robbery in Orford but if they saw people run away from the car in Widnes.
“Also, if you have CCTV or dash cam footage please submit it through to us.”
Anyone who has any information or witnessed the incident is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 730870.
Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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