Armed robbers target Ashfield Co-op leaving staff 'shaken'

Staff at a Co-op in Ashfield have been left "shaken" after armed robbers targeted the shop.

Thursday, 21st March 2019, 2:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st March 2019, 2:43 pm
Co-op Food & Grocery Shop, Skegby Road.

The shop on Skegby Road, Annesley Woodhouse was targeted on Wednesday, March 20.

A spokesperson from Central England Co-operative said: "We can confirm that an armed robbery took place at our Skegby Road Food Store on March 20.

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Co-op Food & Grocery Shop, Skegby Road.

"The members of staff on duty are unharmed, but they are obviously shaken by the incident and our primary concern is their safety and wellbeing.

"We are giving our full support to the police while they investigate this matter."

The shop is open.

There are also unconfirmed reports that members of the public intervened in the robbery.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokeswoman said: "At around 3.40pm, we received reports of a robbery at a shop in Skegby Road, Annesley Woodhouse.

"A quantity of cigarettes were taken.

"A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft and robbery. He remains in police custody."