Robbers hunted by police after supermarket raid in Stocksbridge

The Co-Op store in Stocksbridge. Google Street View
The Co-Op store in Stocksbridge. Google Street View
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Detectives are hunting a gang of robbers after a raid at a Stocksbridge supermarket.

The gang struck at the Co-op in Johnson Street at 1.30am on Tuesday, June 9 and police want to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything.

Windows and shutters were attacked as the gang forced entry.

Cigarettes and tobacco were stolen in the raid.

Detective Constable Dean Craik said: “We believe the noise this group made while attacking the storefront would have disturbed the local residents.

“If you live in the area and heard anything, or hold information that might help our investigation, please get in touch.

“We are aware that there have been similar incidents reported elsewhere in Yorkshire. While we are unable to say at this early stage whether there is any connection, we are keeping an open mind and exploring all possibilities.”

No arrests have so far been made.

A spokesman for The Co-operative Food said: “I can confirm that the store was broken in to in the early hours of last Tuesday morning.

“CCTV footage has been passed to the police, who are investigating, and we would appeal for anyone with any information to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 44 of June 9.

Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.