Police are appealing for information following a robbery at Sainbury’s in Perton.
Officers were called to the Anders Square store at 8.10pm last night, Tuesday.
A store security guard had challenged three men who were acting suspiciously in the store and was then threatened by one of them, who was in possession of a weapon.
The men then left the store having stolen a few bottles of champagne. Fortunately no one was injured.
As a result of the information received officers were deployed to the scene. An extensive area search was carried out by officers but the men were not located.
The men are described as black and aged in their late teens/early twenties.
The man in possession of the weapon had a slim to athletic build and was approximately 5ft 10in tall. He was wearing a three-quarter length black jacket; black trousers and black and white trainers. He also wore a black hat.
The second offender had a medium to athletic build, and wore black trousers and black and white trainers. He also wore a black jacket with a grey upper panel and hood and a black baseball cap. This man had a satchel across his chest.
The third man had a slim to athletic build and was approximately 5ft 11in tall. He wore a black hat; three-quarter length black hooded jacket; black and white trainers and black trousers. He was carrying a black holdall bag.
A member of the public is known to have spoken to the security guard following the incident and stated that he had witnessed the incident and had also seen the weapon. Officers are very keen to trace this witness.
Anyone with information on the incident, or who saw persons acting suspiciously in the area at the time, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 715 of December 15, or the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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