Officers investigate two armed robberies in Rotherham

Date published: 06 August 2018 14:15
Dated: 06 August 2018 15:15:24

Officers in Rotherham are appealing for information after two armed robberies were carried out within minutes of each other.

At around 9.15pm yesterday (Sunday 5 August), it was reported that two men, one of which was holding a handgun, entered McColl’s convenience store on St John’s Green in Kimberworth Park.

It was reported that the men, who were both wearing helmets, threatened staff and demanded that they open the till.

The men stole a quantity of cash before leaving on a black, moped-style bike.

At 9.20pm, officers received a similar report from staff at the Co-op store on Grange View Road in Kimberworth.

Again, the offenders threatened staff and stole a quantity of cash from the till.

Armed response vehicles attended the scene and a search of the area was carried out but the offenders were not located.

An investigation is underway with officers reviewing CCTV and carrying out local enquiries.

Were you in the area at the time? Did you see or hear anything suspicious?

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incidents 958 and 965 of 5 August 2018.

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