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Hammer-wielding thieves strike at supermarket

Wednesday February 10 2016


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HOODED men wielding hammers have robbed a local supermarket - prompting a manhunt.

Police are asking for information about the incident which happened at the Co-op on Rotherham Road, Great Houghton at 6.20pm on Monday (February 8.)

Two men had entered the store and threatened staff with what is believed to be a claw hammer. Both men had their faces covered and were wearing hoodies with the hoods up.

They fled the scene on foot with cigarettes and a quantity of cash.

One man is described as around 6ft tall, of a medium build and was wearing a blue/grey coloured hoody, black gloves. He also had a black scarf covering his face.The other man is described as around 6ft 3ins tall, of a slim build and was wearing a green hoody, black gloves and had a dark coloured mask over his face.

If you have information or if you were a witness, please call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 786 of 8 February 2016.

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Reply Posted by lanny81 on Wednesday February 10 2016 at 21:28
Sounds like a repeat of what happened a few month back when a few shops were subjected to armed robberies. Its scary stuff.

Reply Posted by Linda Hart on Wednesday February 10 2016 at 23:51
These Robberies are very frightening- I've just had an alarm fitted & CCTV cameras fitted in our shop.

Reply Posted by Mick on Thursday February 11 2016 at 08:17
Any CCTV images?

Reply Posted by j w gummerson on Friday February 12 2016 at 08:00
Out of order



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