UPDATE FRIDAY 6PM: ‘Despicable’ raiders hold up staff with knife at phone shop in Spalding

Policing are looking for two raiders who stole cash and mobile phones from Carphone Wearhouse, Winfrey Avenue, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Policing are looking for two raiders who stole cash and mobile phones from Carphone Wearhouse, Winfrey Avenue, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Two men who threatened staff at knifepoint before stealing cash and phones have been branded as “despicable” by the detective leading the hunt for them.

The men, described as Afro-Caribbean, by police, targeted the Carphone Warehouse store in Holland Market, Winfrey Avenue, just before it closed at about 6pm last night.

This was a despicable crime where staff members were threatened by violent individuals whose only interest was their own personal gain.

Detective Sergeant Simon Dovaston of Spalding CID

Detective Sergeant Simon Dovaston of Spalding CID said: “This was a despicable crime where staff members were threatened by violent individuals whose only interest was their own personal gain.

“Thankfully, this was out of character for the neighbourhood and I urge anyone with any information they feel may be relevant to call the police.”

The men were thought to have gotten away in a white Audi sports car or 4x4.

Anyone with information should call DS Dovaston on 101, quoting incident number 324 of May 14.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

FRIDAY 12.20PM: Pair threaten staff at knifepoint during mobile phone shop robbery in Spalding

Detectives are hunting two men who threaten staff at knifepoint before stealing cash and mobile phones during a shop raid in Spalding.

It happened at Carphone Warehouse, Winfrey Avenue. at about 6pm yesterday when two men went into the shop and confronted staff.

The men, described by police as Afro-Caribbean, went on to steal an unspecified amount of cash and phones before driving away in a white Audi sports car.

No one at the shop was injured but detectives want to speak to anyone who saw what happened or an Audi being driven “erratically” away from the scene should call DS 749 Dovaston Spalding CID on 101, quoting incident number 324 of May 14.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

FRIDAY 10.45AM: Goods stolen from mobile phone shop in Spalding

Police are looking into theft of goods from the Carphone Warehouse store in Holland Market, Spalding.

It took place just before closing time yesterday, although it isn’t yet clear what items were taken and the value of them.

Chief Inspector Paul Timmins, in charge of neighbourhood policing for South Holland and Boston, said: “There appears to have been an incident at the Carphone Warehouse store in Spalding just before closing time when some items were stolen.

“Anyone who was in the area and may have seen any suspicious activity should call 101.”