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Masked men hold up Rowhedge Co-op with screwdriver and axe

Police are appealing for help tracking down two armed robbers. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are appealing for help tracking down two armed robbers. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Police are hunting two armed robbers who held up a branch of the Co-op with a screwdriver and an axe.

The men threatened staff into handing over cigarettes and cash at the Regent Street store, in Rowhedge, on Monday night.

Two men, armed with a screwdriver and an axe, entered the shop just after 8pm.

A three figure sum of cash was stolen by the men, who then made off on foot towards the High Street, where they are believed to have made off in a dark grey getaway car in the direction of Heath Road.

One of the men was white, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in, and wearing a black Adidas hooded top, scruffy trainers, grey gloves and a blue ski mask.

The other man was also white and wore a Spiderman mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call Colchester CID on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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