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Axe-wielding robbers raid Colchester supermarket

Detectives are appealing for information about the armed robbery. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Masked robbers armed with an axe and a screwdriver have targeted a supermarket in Colchester.

Detectives are appealing for information after the raid at the Co-op in Regent Street just after 8pm last night (March 19).

Two men armed with the screwdriver and axe entered the store and demanded staff hand over cigarettes and money.

A three-figure sum was stolen and the men made off on foot towards the High Street where they are believed to have got into a dark grey car which travelled in the direction of Heath Road, Colchester.

Both men are described as white. The first was between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall and was wearing a black Adidas hooded top, scruffy trainers, grey gloves and a blue ski mask.

The other man was wearing a Spiderman mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call Colchester CID on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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