Drivers showed courage to try and fend off attackers during Shefford robbery, say police

BEDFORDSHIRE police have revealed that a supermarket delivery driver was robbed of two crates of wine despite courageous efforts to fend off his attackers. The offence happened between 9.30 and 9.35pm on Tuesday when the 60-year-old driver pulled into a

BEDFORDSHIRE police have revealed that a supermarket delivery driver was robbed of two crates of wine despite courageous efforts to fend off his attackers.

The offence happened between 9.30 and 9.35pm on Tuesday when the 60-year-old driver pulled into a car park at Saint Francis Court, High Street, Shefford.

He was approached by two offenders who dragged him from his Mercedes Sprinter, demanded alcohol and punched him around the head.

The driver managed to fight off the offenders, but the pair still grabbed two crates of wine before making off on foot. The driver suffered neck and head pain, but did not need hospital treatment.


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Dc Jay Bains, investigating, said one offender was black, about 6ft 2ins tall, had a long face, protruding chin, big ears and nose and had two to three sleeper earrings in the top of his ear. He appeared to be very drunk.

The second was of unknown ethnicity and age, of average height, around 5ft 7ins tall and wore a brown top with a large hood pulled up.

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Dc Bains said: "Fortunately this kind of offence is rare in Shefford and we are hoping someone recalls seeing this pair in the car park, drinking the wine or knows who they are.

"The victim was left with little choice but to stand up to the offenders and showed considerable courage in difficult and unexpected circumstances."

Anyone with information can contact Dc Bains, in confidence, on 01234 842602, the main switchboard on 01234 841212 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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