18th Nov, 2017

Police investigate armed robbery at ASDA store in Cheylesmore, Coventry

POLICE have launched an investigation after an armed robbery at ASDA in Cheylesmore on Saturday (November 11).

Detectives report it is understood three men armed with weapons threatened staff at the store on Daventry Road in Coventry at around 5.30pm.

Police received numerous calls from members of the public, and were immediately dispatched to the location. A 46-year-old man was detained and arrested on suspicion of robbery. He remains in custody.

A car, thought to have been used by the offenders was tracked by a police dog. The vehicle has now been seized and will be forensically examined for evidence.

DS Andy Malin who is leading the investigation said: “Thankfully no-one was hurt during the robbery, but this was a particularly brazen attempt and we have a dedicated team working to track those involved.

“The shop has been examined for forensic evidence and my officers are in the process of gathering CCTV from the store and the surrounding areas.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who has information about what happened and those involved- particularly anyone who was in the area last night and saw two white men dressed in dark clothing.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime number 20CV/243490N/17

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