Staff held at gunpoint and threatened with machete during armed robbery at Peterborough shop
CCTV has been released of two men police are hunting after a terrifying armed robbery at a shop in Peterborough.
The incident took place at the Stop and Shop in Woodston last Sunday (November 5) at about 12.10am.
Two men entered the shop armed with a machete and a black hand gun. One man pointed the gun at a member of staff while the other held the machete to his chest. The tills were emptied of cash and other items taken from behind the counter.
The men made off on foot along Oundle Road away from the city centre. They then cut across a car park towards Orchard Street. The got away with approximately £150.
Detective Constable Fran Scott said: “Thankfully the member of staff was not harmed but that doesn’t take away from the severity of the incident.
“I’d like to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen these men to come forward.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting CF0638111117 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.