Sheffield supermarket cordoned off by police after early morning raid

A Sheffield supermarket is cordoned off by the police this morning following an overnight raid.

Staff at the Co-op in Swallownest were alerted to the raid at around 3am.

The Co-op in Swallownest is sealed off by the police this morning

The Co-op in Swallownest is sealed off by the police this morning

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The metal shutters to the Main Street based shop were forced open by the raider or gang involved.

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Details of what were stolen from the store have not yet been released.

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The shop has been taped off and is under police guard this morning while crime scene investigation experts work inside.

The Co-op in Swallownest

The Co-op in Swallownest

In May, the Co-op petrol station and shop on nearby Worksop Road, Aston, was targeted by raiders who used a JCB to pull a cash machine from the exterior wall of the store.

And the McColls supermarket, just a few hundred yards away from the petrol station, has been the scene of a number of raids.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.