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Chilwell: Police appeal after armed robbery at food store

Detectives investigating an armed robbery at a community store have issued an appeal for information.

Officers were called to Deepak Food Stores, in Barn Croft, Chilwell, at around 7.45pm on Saturday (23 September) after three men entered the shop with weapons and made threats before stealing cigarettes.

It was reported a knife and suspected firearm were used by offenders.

As part of their investigation, detectives are studying CCTV footage from the area and carrying out other local inquiries.

Extra patrols are also taking place following the incident to provide reassurance to members of the public.

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Detective Sergeant Nathan Bingham, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“We are using all available resources to track down the people responsible as this must have been a frightening incident for staff in the shop at the time.

“The robbery took place early on a Saturday evening and we believe there may be people who were in the area at the time who witnessed what happened and could have important information.

“We believe this to have been an isolated incident but understand some members of the community may have concerns. Thankfully, incidents like this are extremely rare and are always met with a robust response from the force.

“If anyone has any concerns, please speak to an officer.”

The shopkeeper suffered a cut to his finger during the incident.

Anyone who has any information which could help investigators with their inquiries, including anyone who may have recorded CCTV, mobile phone, dash-cam, or doorbell camera footage, should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 709 of 23 September 2023, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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