Man threatened in Nailsea robbery


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A SHOP manager was threatened by masked robbers at a store in Nailsea.

The manager of Southern Co-operative in Hannah More Road had been called to the shop at 3am because the alarm was going off.

When he arrived he was threatened by two offenders who then stole some cigarettes and ran off.

Police believe a botched attempt to break into the shop could have set the alarm off and led to the manager being called out.

A Southern Co-operative spokesman said: “At approximately 3am on Sunday morning, The Southern Co-operative’s store in Nailsea was broken into by two males wearing masks.

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“A quantity of goods was stolen but fortunately no-one was hurt.

“The Southern Co-operative is working with the police who are investigating the incident. The store reopened for business at noon on Sunday.”

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The shop was closed on Sunday morning while officers carried out forensic tests and searched the scene.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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