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Appeal after armed robberies in West End and Southampton

Press release   •   Nov 09, 2018 14:38 GMT

We are appealing for information after armed robberies in West End and Southampton.

Both robberies took place at about 10.30pm on Tuesday 6 November.

Although different people were involved in the robberies themselves, there are similarities between the incidents and we believe they may be connected.

Tesco Express, Wessex Road, West End - 44180417966

Two men entered the store wearing face coverings and made demands of staff.

They were carrying claw hammers and what was described as a handgun.

Cash and cigarettes were taken and a significant amount of damage was caused to shop fittings.

It is believed the men left off on foot from the rear of the store.

No staff members were injured.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect 1

  • 18 to 30 years old
  • 6ft tall
  • Skinny build
  • Wearing dark clothing

Suspect 2

  • 18 to 30 years old
  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • Medium build
  • Wearing dark clothing

Co-op, South East Road, Sholing - 44180417994

Three men, two of whom were armed with knives, threatened staff.

One female member of staff had a clump of hair pulled out. No other staff members were injured.

The men left empty-handed.

The three suspects, who were wearing face coverings, were described as 16 to 25 years old, 6ft tall and of medium build.

If you have any information about these incidents, please call 101 quoting the relevant crime reference number.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In an emergency, call 999.