Masked raiders hunted after armed robbery

Co-op travel ,Twentywell Lane,Bradway

Co-op travel ,Twentywell Lane,Bradway

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MASKED robbers armed with an axe burst into a travel agents demanding cash in a terrifying raid, police have revealed.

The offenders threatened staff at Co-op Travel, Twentywell Lane, Bradway, with one seen brandishing an axe.

Police said the robbers were wearing full white bodysuits and face coverings during the raid.

It has not yet been revealed whether the raiders escaped with cash, but police said they fled in a blue Volkswagen Polo which is believed to have been stolen. Police said the car was seen being driven ‘erratically’ as it sped away.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police investigating a robbery that occurred at the Co-op travel agent on Twentywell Lane, Bradway, are appealing for information from the public.

“Two men dressed in full white bodysuits and face coverings entered the shop. One of the men was carrying what is believed to be a wooden handled axe. The men threatened members of staff and demands were made for money.

“The suspects left the scene, and it’s believed they drove off erratically down Twentywell Lane in a blue coloured VW Polo hatchback car, thought to be stolen.

“No one was injured during the incident but staff were left shaken by their ordeal.”

Staff at the travel agents declined to comment about their ordeal but the shop is temporarily closed.

Witnesses or anyone with information about those responsible for the incident at at 4.50pm on Tuesday, should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 730 of December 6.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111.

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