Masked raiders steal cash in 'terrifying' shop robbery

PUBLISHED: 19:57 11 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:21 12 February 2018

Elm village stores. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Elm village stores. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY


Masked robbers stole cash after threatening staff in a "terrifying" raid at a village shop.

At about 4.30pm on Thursday, February 8, two men entered the Elm Village Store, in Birches Grove, with their faces covered and threatened staff.

They demanded money and cigarettes from the store near Wisbech, before leaving with a quantity of cash.

One of the men is described as roughly 6ft 1in and the other 5ft 5in.

Detective Constable Marc Bates said: “This was a terrifying experience for the staff at the store. Thankfully nobody was hurt.

“I’d appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time or witnessed anything suspicious to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call Cambrideshire police on 101, quoting CF0075480218

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

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