Armed robbery at Co-op in Kirton

A man armed with a knife threatened staff before stealing cash from the Co-op in Kirton on Saturday night.
A man armed with a knife threatened staff before stealing cash from the Co-op in Kirton on Saturday night.

UPDATE MONDAY DECEMBER 29 1:25PM: Detectives are examining CCTV footage from a Kirton foodstore from where a man stole cash after threatening staff at knifepoint.

A man wearing a balaclava and grey and knee-length grey coat went into Co-op in Station Road and got away with cash after brandishing a knife at staff on Saturday night.

The robbery left staff shaken but uninjured, according to a spokesman for the Co-operative Group which is helping police with their hunt for the knifeman.

“A man entered our Station Road store in Kirton at about 10.40pm on Saturday when he threatened staff with a knife before escaping with a quantity of cash,” the spokesman said.

“No one was hurt, although the staff involved were badly shaken by the experience, and CCTV footage has been given to the police who are investigating the incident.”

“As with any incident such as this, we would appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 436 of December 27, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

MONDAY DECEMBER 29 11:50AM: A man held up staff at knifepoint before stealing cash from a store in Kirton - the second time it has been targeted within two months.

It happened at the Co-Op in Station Road where staff were threatened by a man wearing a balaclava at about 10.40pm on Saturday.

The raid lasted about ten minutes before the man, who is described as white and English-speaking, finally got away with an unspecified amount of cash.

Detective Constable Sue-Ellen Wilson of Lincolnshire Police said: “Staff were left shaken up by the incident which lasted around 10 minutes but, thankfully, nobody was physically injured.

“A number of enquiries are being made in relation to this robbery and I am keen to hear from anyone who might have been in the area near the shop at the time.”

The store was hit by a raid last month when a gang used farm machinery and a truck to rip out a cash machine from the wall outside before driving off.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 436 of December 27, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.