Video of armed robbers ram raiding Co-op with pickup truck

POLICE have made three arrests in Widnes after a convenience store was ram raided by armed robbers last night. The Co-op on Orford Lane in Warrington was targeted shortly after 9pm on Monday, June 15. Video footage shared on social media showed a black pickup truck with a rope attached attempting to break into the cash machine in the shop’s entrance.

Two men were pictured entering the store, one wearing a grey hoodie with the hood up and the other in a black top being masked – with a third offender behind the wheel of the vehicle. They were then seen driving away having stolen what was described as a ‘little box’.

A black Seat Leon which is thought to be linked to the incident was later found abandoned on Ditton Road in Widnes, where two men – aged 26 and 31 – were arrested on suspicion of robbery. Meanwhile, a 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All three suspects remain in custody at present.

Video of armed robbers ram raiding Co-op with pickup truck A Cheshire Police spokesman: “At 9.10pm on Monday, June 15, police received a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store on Orford Lane. “Offenders attacked the cash machine then left the scene in a car.

“A black Seat Leon was abandoned on Ditton Road at the junction with Hale Road.  “Two men, aged 26 and 31, were located in Widnes a short time later and have been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and remain in police custody. “A 23-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, and she is in custody.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the force on 101, quoting incident number IML730870, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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