Armed robbery at Sheffield shop

Armed robbery at Select and Save
Armed robbery at Select and Save
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Masked men armed with a gun and a knife are being hunted by police following a terrifying shop robbery.

The thugs brandished the weapons as they demanded money from two cashiers in Select and Save on Bellhouse Road, Firth Park.

Armed robbery at Select and Save, Bellhouse Road, Sheffield.

Armed robbery at Select and Save, Bellhouse Road, Sheffield.

One member of staff threatened by the robbers was so frightened he took cover behind the counter. A robber pointed a gun at him while his colleague was threatened with a knife. The robbers left after money was emptied into a bag. A customer was in the shop at the time, but escaped unharmed.

Nathan Thackeray, aged 40, who manages the convenience store, said the raid was captured on CCTV and footage has been handed to South Yorkshire Police.

“Two male members of staff were working when two men in hoods came in - one with a firearm and the other with a machete,” he said.

“They threatened the staff and took money from the store. The members of staff were very shaken up.”

He said they had both been behind the counter when the robbers struck.

“One of the robbers went up to the till and pointed a gun over the counter.

“The member of staff jumped out of the way and crouched down behind the other till. At that point the other robber with the knife came across and pointed it. Fortunately nobody was hurt.”

He said he felt shocked by the incident himself.

“I feel shocked and worried about the safety of my staff because there seems to have been a spate of these kind of incidents around here,” he said. “I know of one shop which has been done twice now, and another which has been robbed once.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called following reports of an alleged armed robbery in Bellhouse Road, Sheffield. It is believed two men with their faces covered entered a convenience store demanding money. It is reported the men were armed with a firearm and a knife.

“The suspects reportedly left the scene on foot with a sum of money. Nobody was injured during the incident.”

Anyone with information about the robbery, at around 10.30pm on Monday, should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.