Police appeal over armed robbery in Old Stratford

Northants Police are appealing for information about an armed robbery in Old Stratford last night, Tuesday (28/12).

Three men, believed to be Somalian and wearing balaclavas and gloves, entered Bridge Stores in Towcester Road, shortly before 8pm.

The first man had a black handgun and threatened a member of staff. The second, armed with a large serrated knife, threatened another member of staff and cash, cigarettes, lottery tickets, a laptop computer and an iPhone mobile were stolen.

Before this incident, a third man had entered the store and asked for directions to Wolverton railway station - this man is believed to have been involved in this incident.

The man who asked for directions is described as black with a strong accent, aged in his mid twenties, 5ft 10in tall and of medium build. He had black afro curly short hair and was wearing a white hooded top.

The robber holding the knife was black, aged in his early twenties, 5ft 2in tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black jumper.

The robber carrying the gun is also aged in his early twenties and of medium build. He was wearing a grey top.

A fourth robber is also being sought - he is described as a black man, aged in his early twenties and was wearing a green jacket.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 03000 111 222 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.