Sledgehammer and knife used by armed robbers to terrorise staff at Cambridgeshire village store - CCTV released of suspects

A few minutes and three miles separated two robberiies. The first was at Longstanton and then shortl

A few minutes and three miles separated two robberiies. The first was at Longstanton and then shortly afterwards at Willingham. CCTV images have been released by Cambs Police - Credit: Archant

Armed robbers are thought to be responsible for two attacks on Cambridgeshire village shops – in one instance threatening staff with a sledgehammer and a knife.

Cambs Police released CCTV of the moment two men carried out an armed robbery in Longstanton last we

Cambs Police released CCTV of the moment two men carried out an armed robbery in Longstanton last week. Picture: Via CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

Police have released CCTV of the moment two men staged an armed robbery in Longstanton last week.

At about 10.20pm last Thursday (November 1) the pair entered a post office in High Street armed with a sledgehammer and knife, threatening two shop workers.

The pair left empty-handed and fled in the direction of Thornhill Place when a panic alarm was activated.

Ten minutes later, a shop in Church Street, Willingham, was robbed by two armed men.


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The pair made off with more than £800, cigarettes and a bottle of Lucozade.

DC Alex Dopadlik said: “This was extremely distressing for those working at the time.

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“We believe the incidents are linked and we would urge anybody who saw those pictured at the time to get in touch.”

Anyone who recognises the men or has any information regarding the incidents should call police on 101 quoting incidents 463 of 1 November or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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