Masked robbers steal cigarettes


Masked robbers jumped over the counter of an Ilkeston shop on Boxing Day to steal cigarettes.

The men burst in to the Co-op on Summerfields Way South on Thursday December 26 at around 7.15pm.

Police said they leapt over the cash desk and pushed a female member of staff out of the way.

They then loaded cigarettes into a builder’s bag before leaving the shop.

Both men had scarves covering their faces.

One of the men was wearing a black hooded jacket and black tracksuit bottoms.

The second man was wearing a grey Adidas hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms.

Erewash CID, who are investigating the incident, are particularly keen to hear about a dark coloured saloon car which was seen in the store’s car park shortly before the robbery took place.

Anyone with any information can call investigating officers on 101 or speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.