69-year-old staff member needed hospital treatment after robbers raid Co-op store in Ashurst

Woman in hospital after robbers raid store

Woman in hospital after robbers raid store

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A WOMAN needed hospital treatment for shock after robbers threatened her in an early morning raid on a convenience store.

Three men stormed into the Co-op in Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, and threatened the 69-year-old member of staff on duty.

The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance following the incident at 5.30am this morning but has since been released.

Police say it is not known whether anything was stolen.

Officers are investigating and want anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident and anyone who may have seen a dark coloured hatchback car in the area at the time or driving away afterwards to contact them.

Detective Inspector Amanda Horsburgh said: “This was a distressing incident for the shop worker which left her very shaken.

“I would appeal for anyone with information that may assist our investigation into this robbery to contact us.”

Contact police on 101.

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8:14pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Lockssmart says...

Something to tell your grandchildren. I robbed a Co-Op.
Something to tell your grandchildren. I robbed a Co-Op. Lockssmart
  • Score: -25

10:24pm Sun 27 Jul 14

hdsaint says...

This isn't far from me, I shop here regularly. Can't believe something like that would happen around here. Hope the scum are found.
This isn't far from me, I shop here regularly. Can't believe something like that would happen around here. Hope the scum are found. hdsaint
  • Score: 5

10:31pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Columbo's Glass Eye says...

As it's newly refurbished you'd think there would be CCTV. I mean what year is this when a major store doesn't have images to give the public a description. Just saying.
As it's newly refurbished you'd think there would be CCTV. I mean what year is this when a major store doesn't have images to give the public a description. Just saying. Columbo's Glass Eye
  • Score: 8

11:06pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Columbo's Glass Eye wrote:
As it's newly refurbished you'd think there would be CCTV. I mean what year is this when a major store doesn't have images to give the public a description. Just saying.
Yes, I agree. It IS entirely their own fault. **** victims, causing all this crime......
[quote][p][bold]Columbo's Glass Eye[/bold] wrote: As it's newly refurbished you'd think there would be CCTV. I mean what year is this when a major store doesn't have images to give the public a description. Just saying.[/p][/quote]Yes, I agree. It IS entirely their own fault. **** victims, causing all this crime...... Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 7

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