Detectives issue fresh appeal over armed robbery in Sheffield

Detectives investigating an armed raid in Sheffield have issued a fresh appeal for information.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 1:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 1:46 pm
Detectives want to trace two armed robbers who struck in Sheffield

Two men brandishing guns stole thousands of pounds from a travel agents and money transfer shop in Sheffield last week.

The men, who had their faces covered, struck at R J Trading in Staniforth Road, Darnall, at 5.30pm on Wednesday, May 11.

Shop owner Shaniur Jahangir claimed the robbers said: “Give us the money or we’ll kill you.”

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He chased the robbers down the street as they fled with the cash, but they disappeared.

Detective Constable Paul Lydon, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Thankfully, no one was injured during this incident and the gun was not fired, but this was a highly traumatic incident for the people inside the shop.

“We are continuing to follow up a number of lines of enquiry and I would like to urge anyone who has any information about this incident to contact police.”

The robbers were Asian, about 6ft tall and slim.

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.