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Two men arrested on suspicion of robbing a supermarket

Posted on 26th January 2017

We have arrested two men on suspicion of robbing a supermarket in Whitwell.

The men, aged 42 and 35, remain in custody and are being questioned. We have also recovered a number of air weapons from a house in Hodthorpe, although we don’t believe they are the ones used to commit the crime.

Just before 7.10am yesterday (Wednesday, January 25), two men went into the Co-Op, in Welbeck Street, holding what we believe to be pellet guns.

They threatened staff and demanded cash from the till, taking a small about of cash before leaving.

Anyone with information, or anyone who has found discarded air weapons in the area, should call us on 101, quoting reference 17000035685. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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