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Police investigate cash and carry robbery


A man is recovering with his family after being forced to help thieves break in to a cash and carry in Grantham last night (Wednesday 3rd November).

The man, an employee, was in Wolds Drive in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, when two men, who both had their faces concealed, approached and threatened him at around 6pm.

The men forced him into a car and drove him to the Booker cash and carry in Gonerby Hill Foot, Grantham, where he was made to open the premises.

The offenders stole a large quantity of cigarettes and drove off in a white Mercedes Sprinter van with the employee still with them.

The man was finally released, shaken but uninjured, in a field near Redmile in Leicestershire at about 9 pm.

Detectives, who believe there were several people involved in the robbery, are appealing for anyone who witnessed a man being forced into a car or who saw anything suspicious in Wolds Drive, Keyworth, between 5.30pm and 6pm to contact them.

They also want to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity at the Booker cash and carry in Grantham between 5.30pm and 9pm, or who saw a white Mercedes Sprinter van near Redmile in Leicestershire at about 9pm or thereafter.

Anyone with information about this incident, should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 0300 300 9999. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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