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Masked men take cash in early morning armed robbery at supermarket

Posted on 10th September 2014

Three masked men forced their way into a supermarket and stole cash from the tills.

The offenders forced open a fire exit at the Sainsbury’s store off Civic Way, Swadlincote, at about 3.10am on Wednesday, September 10.

The store was closed to customers at the time but night workers were inside.

The men, who were armed with crowbars, threatened staff before targeting self-service tills in the supermarket and taking cash from inside. They then fled the store through the fire exit.

No one was injured in the robbery. Two of the offenders wore grey balaclavas, jeans and dark tops, while the third wore a black balaclava, jeans and a black t-shirt.

Detectives investigating the offence want to hear from anyone who saw three men, a vehicle or other suspicious activity in the area around the time.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 84 of September 10.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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