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Investigation launched following armed robberies

Detectives are investigating armed robberies that took place in Cheshire within hours of each other.

The first was reported at 2.58pm on yesterday (11 July) at Bargain Booze in Sandbach Road, Rode Heath. 

They say a man entered the shop and threatened staff with a wheel brace before fleeing with cash. 

Then at 4.32pm police were called to the post office in Main Road, Goostrey following reports of staff being threatened with a wheel brace before fleeing with a quantity of cash. 

The man is described as white, with scraggy dark hair. He is believed to be 20-30 years old, around 6ft and of slim build. 

He was wearing a grey tracksuit and black trainers with white soles. At the Goostrey incident he was wearing a grey and green hooded top with black tracksuit pants and black trainers with white soles.

DS Dave Jarvis said: “We are working on the theory that these two incidents may be linked. I would urge anyone who may have seen suspicious activity that may have been connected to the robberies to contact police. 

“If you have dashcam footage and you were in the area between 2:45pm and 3.05pm in Rode Heath or in Goostrey between 4:25pm and 4:40pm we are keen to hear from you.”

Anyone with information should contact us via 101 or https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/ . Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If you have dashcam footage you can submit it by going to https://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage/ If you have information on the Rode Heath robbery please reference IML 452991. If you have information on the Goostrey robbery please reference IML 453099.

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