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Police appeal for witnesses following ‘terrifying’ armed robbery in Beaconsfield

| September 15, 2020

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following armed robbery in Beaconsfield.

On Monday 14th September 2020, at approximately 6.30am, a man made threats towards staff at McColls in Penn Road and demanded entry to the store.

The man rammed his moped into the front of the store and eventually managed to gain entry into the shop. Them man then brandished a weapon, which police believe to be a black handgun, towards staff and told them to open the safe and tills.

The man made made off with cash and cheques from the tills. The quantity of cash stolen is not yet known.

The man involved in the incident was wearing a full face black crash helmet and dark clothing. The moped involved in the incident was dark in colour and displaying L plates. The rear number plate of the moped had been concealed with a black bag.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Detective Sergeant Simon Reid, of Amersham CID, said: ‘This was a terrifying incident for the staff members, and thankfully no-one was injured, but this is an incident that we are investigating with the utmost priority.

I am appealing to anybody who was in the area and believes that they witnessed this incident to please make contact with police.

If you recognise the description of the moped, or you were driving in the area and have dash-cam in your vehicle, I would ask you to please check this and report to the police if it has captured anything that can assist this investigation.

You can contact us by calling the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43200287715, or alternatively make a report online.

If you do not wish to speak directly with the police, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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