Tesco armed raid

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

ARMED rob­bers raided a Tesco Ex­press store in Farn­ham Com­mon on Valen­tine’s Day.

At about 8.30pm on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 14, three masked of­fend­ers walked into the shop in Bea­cons­field Road.

One of the group was car­ry­ing a carv­ing knife and jumped over the counter, order­ing staff to open the cash drawer, while an­other of­fender told cus­tomers to get away from the till area and helped to empty cash from it into a bag.

The third mem­ber of the gang re­mained at the store en­trance, prop­ping open a door ready for the oth­ers to leave.

As well as cash, the gang stole al­co­hol and cig­a­rettes be­fore mak­ing off on foot south­wards along the Bea­cons­field Road.

All of the group had their faces cov­ered. One was white and wore dark track­suit bot­toms and a dark hooded top with red on the chest area.

DS Tracey Ben­ham of Thames Val­ley Po­lice said: “This rob­bery took place while cus­tomers were in the store and we are very keen to speak to them and any­one else who may have in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent.

“This was a very fright­en­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for both them and the two mem­bers of staff who were in the store. For­tu­nately, no-one was in­jured.”

Any­one who saw any­thing is asked to con­tact Thames Val­ley Po­lice En­quiry Cen­tre on 101 or the in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

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