Wednesday, 31 August 2016


Detectives investigating a robbery at a supermarket have released moving footage of the crime and details of a potential witness they are trying to trace. At around 10pm on Tuesday, August 23rd, two men entered the Co-op, in Draycott Road, Sawley, holding knives. They threatened staff and took cigarettes and money from the till before leaving on some sort of motorbike. One wore a grey top with blue stripes down the sleeve and red crash helmet with silver stars. The other wore a blue top and a black cap. His face was covered with a blue scarf. As part of the investigation, police are trying to trace a man who went into the Tamworth Road Co-op, in Long Eaton, at around 9.45pm that evening and told staff there were two men acting suspiciously outside.

He could have witnessed something which may help the inquiry. The man, who was in the company of a woman, is white and he wore a dark blue t-shirt with a round, white logo on the front.

Detectives have also issued a stock image of the motorbike helmet worn by one of the suspects. The helmet has been identified as an RST Cobra Vent in red and silver, with some black detailing in the pattern. It has the RST logo in the centre above the visor, and has silver stars on it. It was worn for the duration of the robbery by one of two men.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call DS Scott McDermott on 101, quoting reference 16000248474. Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.