Detectives seek witnesses after men armed with sledgehammer carry out raid at Co-op store


DETECTIVES are appealing for information from the public after raiders armed with a sledgehammer and wearing balaclavas, carried out a raid on the Co-op store on Kingsway South, Latchford last night, Thursday.

The men entered the Co-operative Food on Kingsway South in Latchford armed with a sledgehammer and ripped the cash machine door open stealing a number of boxes that had money inside.

They then fled the scene in a car which was left abandoned and has since been located and recovered by police.

The burglary occurred at 8.40 pm yesterday, Thursday 6 January.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information, CCTV or dash cam footage to get in touch.

Detective Constable Ian Morris, from Warrington’s proactive team, said: “While our enquiries are continuing I am appealing to anyone who has information to please contact us.

“Perhaps you were in the area at the time or you have dash cam or CCTV footage that may assist with the investigation.

“Any information you have – no matter how small could be really useful to us.”

Information can be passed anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by contacting Cheshire Constabulary’s website and quoting IML 1171975.

It is the second raid on a Co-op store this week, following an earlier raid at the Co-op village store at Appleton.

Police hunt for armed raiders following robbery at Appleton Co-op village store


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