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Police Appeal After Armed Robbery

Wednesday July 17 2013


Police appeal after armed robbery Police appeal after armed robbery


THE police have issued an appeal following an armed robbery in Goldthorpe.

At 10.40am on July 16, police received reports of a robbery at the Credit Union on Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe.

Police believe that two masked men entered the store brandishing a baseball bat and a bladed weapon.

One customer was in the store at the time of the incident and a quantity of cash was stolen.

It is thought that the offenders left in small van, similar to a Ford Escort. The van is described as white, with an amber light on top. It is believed the windscreen was cracked. Officers believe that this vehicle had been parked on Gosling Gate Road.

No-one was injured during the incident.

If anyone witnessed the robbery or has any information they are urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 377 of Tuesday 17 July.

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Reply Posted by caz on Thursday July 18 2013 at 13:46
Can not believe this the credit union is just round the corner from the police station they wouldent have even needed cars to get there within mins, police are on the streets with in seconds when young ones are on motor bikes, so why did it take them so long to respond to a armed robbery

Reply Posted by craig on Thursday July 18 2013 at 15:19
corden off goldthorpe because the robbers will have probably lived within a 100 meter radius.

Reply Posted by emma on Thursday July 18 2013 at 18:45
i agree wot happened is absolutley disgusting but dont the staff think to put sum sort of glass or protection up and have lockable drawers for such things like this??? obv they will have took a large amount of money

Reply Posted by Marie on Friday July 19 2013 at 08:34
Might be the same gang who robbed theTotal petrol station further down the road a few months ago.....what is our village coming to...sigh.......

Reply Posted by Sam on Friday July 19 2013 at 15:24
They do have lockable drawers but how can they lock them when there is an armed robber threatening them? It would be a stupid move and it's not up to staff about having protective screens the boss feels it would be too impersonal as the credit union is run by its members it should be a safe place for all. Thugs like this are just disgusting, its basically stealing from their own community!

Reply Posted by Becky on Friday July 19 2013 at 19:33
The reason we don't have protective screens up is because we are supposed to be the "friendly face of finance" and are run by our members.. But this is not up to the staff to decide what kind of protection there should be in place anyway.. Also we do have lockable draws which are kept shut and locked unless they are being loaded or withdrawn from.. What happened is really terrible, no way should the staff have to go through it... And I'm sure the amount of cash taken isn't worth a prison sentence..

Reply Posted by ryan on Sunday July 21 2013 at 16:10
the scum wants life the staff there are girls and they shuldnt have ppl like that roaming the streets as they have got a away with then wot else can they do is beyond me they wuld probably end up killing some1 next . but im glad no1 got hurt

Reply Posted by Liam on Sunday July 21 2013 at 16:51
well tbh non of this world happen if the government helped us all get a proper job that pays enough to live comfortably but no they sit on there back sides so i say take all the money you can end of day people have families to feed and that comes first if it means you have to steal to look after you family and keep them safe and healthy do would do the same many of you will not agree this this but end of day you need to look after your own

Reply Posted by Anonymous on Sunday July 21 2013 at 17:04
Im not normally one to pipe up on these but the comment left by "liam" There's a difference between stealing and threatening someone's life you absolute inbasul, how single minded can one person be! Blame the government all you want but making sure you are in employment is down to each individual. the credit union is there to help communities and the fact that someone feels the need to put that company and their staff at risk is absolutely disgraceful.

Reply Posted by CARL on Tuesday July 23 2013 at 00:19
Get rid of all the scum out of our village ... This village used to be a great place to live. The staff there are here to help people on benifit and on low income., N o one should have to go through this there only doing there jobs... FACT ...

Reply Posted by helen on Wednesday July 24 2013 at 16:44
I av t agree with caz n once again sth yorkshire police av made a mock oe the system pmsl should realy call em sth yorks bike chasers.even throwing stones at a camera by a 9yr old got a more prompt visit from em they need t shape up else ship em out.

Reply Posted by beep beep on Saturday August 3 2013 at 22:59
You talk rubbish. Would you do that job? No coz you could never get in the job. You cant even spell halfwit.

Reply Posted by lol on Saturday August 3 2013 at 17:23
they should pay them more benefit money,then they wont do it.

Reply Posted by lol on Monday August 5 2013 at 19:08
ITS A INSIDE JOB