CCTV appeal after Valentine's Day robbers hold up Stevenage Co-op for carrier bag of wine and cash

PUBLISHED: 11:39 16 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:43 16 February 2017

Do you recognise this man? Police have released this CCTV image after an armed robbery at the Co-op store in Symonds Green on Valentine's Day, Tuesday.

Do you recognise this man? Police have released this CCTV image after an armed robbery at the Co-op store in Symonds Green on Valentine's Day, Tuesday.

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Robbers held up a Stevenage branch of the Co-op on Valentine’s Day, having the cashier put wine and cash into a carrier bag – and police have today released CCTV images of two men they’d like to speak to.

Do you recognise this man? Police have released this CCTV image after an armed robbery at the Co-op store in Symonds Green on Valentine's Day, Tuesday.Do you recognise this man? Police have released this CCTV image after an armed robbery at the Co-op store in Symonds Green on Valentine's Day, Tuesday.

The robbery at the Filey Close store in Symonds Green happened at about 8.50pm on Tuesday evening. A man armed with a kitchen knife approached the cashier and told her to put cash and two bottles of wine into a carrier bag.

He then threatened her before leaving with a second man, who was waiting by the doorway. Both suspects made off on foot in the direction of Scarborough Avenue.

Det Con Neil Davies from the Stevenage Local Crime Unit said: “The cashier was not injured during the robbery but she has been left understandably shaken by the ordeal.

“I am appealing to anyone who recognises these two men to please come forward and speak to us, as I believe they have information that could assist us with our enquiries.

“I am also keen to hear from people who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to reassure residents that this type of crime is unusual in Stevenage, and we are doing all we can to trace those involved.”

Anyone who recognises the two men pictured, or has any information that could assist, should call 101 quoting crime reference number E1/17/1205.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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