Three men arrested following armed robbery at Harwich Co-Op

Police are investigating. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are investigating. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A cash tray was stolen from the shop during the incident

Detectives investigating an armed robbery at the Co-Op in the High Street in Harwich, have made three arrests.

The incident happened on January 20 at around 9.30pm.

Police were called after reports that a group of men had entered the store and stolen a cash tray from the till before leaving the scene.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “Two knives were seen and people in the shop threatened. Nobody was injured.”

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and theft on January 21 and has been released on police bail until February 12.

Another man, aged 38, was also arrested on January 21 on suspicion of robbery. He has also been released on police bail until the same date.

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A third man was arrested on January 25 and has also been bailed until February 12.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Ds Richard Edwards at Clacton CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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