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Armed robbery in Rugby

Police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery in Rugby.

They were called at 3.50pm on Tuesday (9th April) to reports of a robbery in Lidl car park on Bilton Road.

Three or four men in dark clothes are reported to have approached a security van before threatening the driver with weapons.

The offenders are reported to have left the car park in a black Audi A3 estate car with a quantity of cash.

Detective Sergeant Mark Greaves from Rugby CID said: "A thorough investigation has been launched following incident and we are working hard to locate those responsible for this violent robbery. As a result, the public may see an increased police presence in the area whilst enquiries continue.

"While I appreciate this may be have been an upsetting and scary situation which many people will have witnessed, we do believe it to be an isolated incident.

"I would ask that anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and who may have dash cam footage or mobile phone footage to please come forward as soon as possible.

"Any information, no matter how small, could be significant to our investigation."

If you witnessed the robbery or have any information please call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident reference 256 of Tuesday 9 April 2019."

Information can also be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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