Men in monkey masks armed with axe and knife demand cash in ‘terrifying’ Cambridge shop ordeal

PUBLISHED: 15:31 26 October 2018

Men in monkey masks armed with axe and knife demand cash in ‘terrfiying’ Cambridge shop ordeal. Photo: CAMBS POLICE

Men in monkey masks armed with axe and knife demand cash in ‘terrfiying’ Cambridge shop ordeal. Photo: CAMBS POLICE

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Axe-wielding raiders wearing monkey masks and brandishing a knife robbed a shop in Cambridge.

Men in monkey masks armed with axe and knife demand cash in ‘terrfiying’ Cambridge shop ordeal. Photo: CAMBS POLICEMen in monkey masks armed with axe and knife demand cash in ‘terrfiying’ Cambridge shop ordeal. Photo: CAMBS POLICE

Officers have released CCTV images of the moment the two men entered the shop with an axe and a knife in Walpole Road at around 5pm on Tuesday (October 23).

A worker refused to hand over cash to the pair and they instead made off with three bottles of alcohol worth more than £70.

DC John Cox said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the shop worker and for members of the public in the area at the time.

“I would urge anybody who recognises those pictures to get in touch of a matter of urgency.”

Men in monkey masks armed with axe and knife demand cash in ‘terrfiying’ Cambridge shop ordeal. Photo: CAMBS POLICEMen in monkey masks armed with axe and knife demand cash in ‘terrfiying’ Cambridge shop ordeal. Photo: CAMBS POLICE

Anyone who recognises the men or has any information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting 35/39830/18 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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