9th Dec, 2016

Detectives launch investigation after thugs threaten Olton Tesco staff with machete and hammers

Shaun Reynolds 18th Aug, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after three men threatened staff at Tesco Express in Olton with a machete and hammers on Saturday night (August 13).

The three men walked into the Warwick Road store at 11.30pm, one man smashed open a till with a hammer and stole cash while another thief took a staff member to the office and emptied a safe full of cigarettes.

All three suspects have been described as Asian men aged in their mid 20s and skinny.

The first man was wearing a black hooded top, white mask, navy Nike jogging bottoms with a white side stripe and black trainers.

Another suspect was wearing a white hoody, black bottoms and gloves.

A third suspect, who did not have his face covered, had a moustache and was wearing a navy Adidas hoody, dark trousers, black Adidas trainers and grey gloves.

Officers continue to trawl CCTV in the surrounding area.

Detective Constable Brian Askew said: “I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of at the time and may have seen the men or witnessed the robbery.

“I am also eager for anyone who thinks they know the identity of the suspects to come forward.”

Anyone with information should email contactus@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or contact Det Con Askew on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.