Masked raiders threaten staff before robbing Fenland village store - it was the second robbery in 14 months

PUBLISHED: 16:29 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:29 09 February 2018

Elm village stores: Two men with their faces covered robbed staff of cash yesterday. It was the second robbery within 14 months.

Elm village stores: Two men with their faces covered robbed staff of cash yesterday. It was the second robbery within 14 months.


Masked raiders have robbed a village shop in the Fens for the second time in less than 14 months.

At about 4.30pm two men entered the Elm village store, in Birch Grove, with their faces covered and threatened staff.

They demanded money and cigarettes, before leaving with a quantity of cash.

In December 2016 the same store was robbed by a masked man armed with a shotgun who threatened a member of staff at around 7.50pm before making off with about £300 in cash.

Detective Constable Marc Bates said of yesterday’s robbery: “This was a terrifying experience for the staff at the store; thankfully nobody was hurt.

“I’d appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time or witnessed anything suspicious to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

One of the men is described as roughly 6’1” and the other 5’5”.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting CF0075480218 or visit Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via


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