Police appeal over 'linked' Slough robbery and Burnham theft

James Hockaday

James Hockaday

Reports of violent crime to Thames Valley Police increased by 30 per cent in last year

A witness appeal has been launched by police following a robbery in Slough and a theft in Burnham on Monday which officers believe could be linked.

Police were called to the Co-op in Elmshott Lane, Slough at 9.45pm after staff reported that two people wearing motorcycle helmets entered the shop, threatening staff with a knife and demanding the keys for the tills.

The pair stole cash from the shop and fled the scene on a motorbike.

Later that night officers were called to the Tesco Express on Burnham High Street following reports that a pair, also wearing motorcycle helmets, entered the shop at 10.20pm and took cash from an unattended till.

The pair reportedly loitered outside the Tesco store on an off-road motorbike for 10 minutes before making their move.

Det Insp Nicky Hurdley of Maidenhead CID said: “Det Insp Nicky Hurdley of Maidenhead CID said: “Detectives from Burnham and Slough are working together to identify the perpetrators and are appealing for witnesses to both incidents and sightings of the motorcycle, as well as any identification of the offenders.

“Fortunately there were no injuries caused during the incidents, but this was clearly a very frightening experience for the staff involved and we are keen to locate and arrest the individuals involved at the earliest opportunity.”

To share information, contact Det Insp Stuart Brangwin via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 and quote URN 1556 27/6.

Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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