Robbers sought after staff threatened during raid on Colchester store

Jan and Phil's store in Barrack Street, Colchester. Picture: ARCHANT

Jan and Phil's store in Barrack Street, Colchester. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Robbers stole cash, drinks and cigarettes worth more than a thousand pounds after a raid on a shop in Colchester late on Friday night.

Essex police said three men went into Jan and Phil’s in Barrack Street, Colchester at around 11.20pm on Friday, January 5 and threatened a member of staff.

They then made off with a four-figure sum of cash, cigarettes and alcohol before making off with their stolen items.

It is believed a fourth person involved in the robbery was waiting outside and left the scene at the same time.

Police said the member of staff who was threatened during the raid at the whop was not injured during the incident.

If you have any information about this incident Essex police are asking for people to contact Colchester CID on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/2396/18 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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