Police investigate hit-and-run robbery at
Burnham Tesco store
are appealing for witnesses after a dramatic hit and run robbery
at Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco store on Tuesday evening, October 11th.
security guards were attacked by a gang of men armed with machetes
as they tried to deliver cash to the supermarket.
guards had just arrived at the store to fill up the shop's cash
machines when a car drew up alongside their van.
or five masked men got out of the Seat Alhambra MPV and threatened
the guards with machetes before stealing a substantial amount
of cash and driving away.
robbers then made off in the Seat MPV, which was found soon afterwards
burned out by the side of the B3140 Brent Road, near Burnham.
large area outside the northern end of the Love Lane store, next
to two cash machines, was cordoned off by police for several hours
after the incident unfolded.
in the evening, a Securicor security van and the burnt out wreck
of a Seat Alhambra were towed away - as shown in our photographs
vehicles were both taken to Burnham-On-Sea Police Station where
further investigations were underway.
of the security guards attacked during the raid later required
minor treatment to an arm injury at Musgrove Park Hospital in
with information should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
You do not have to give your name and could receive a reward.