November 23, 2005
‘Armed robbers who attacked Burnham Tesco store were not local’ – police

Police investigating an armed robbery at Tesco’s in Burnham-on-Sea believe the robbers are not local.

Officers said on Wednesday that they believe the black Ford galaxy car used by the robbers, was later discovered nearby in Stoddens Road, was also used in a biking offence in North Petherton on November 18th at 11.40am.

Police believe the men involved in this incident are not local and may well have been staying in accommodation in the Somerset area.

They are asking people in the accommodation business to contact them if anyone staying at their premises over the last week or so has raised suspicion or if they had seen the distinctive black car nearby.

At 2.15pm on Monday, November 21, 2005, a Securicor guard was transferring cash from the store to his nearby van when he was confronted by three masked men carrying knives.

He was then struck over the head and forced to hand over a bag containing a large amount of cash, although he was not seriously injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Wallis at Bridgwater CID on 0845 4567000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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