Congleton convenience store robbery

Latest: A 36-year-old man from Congleton was arrested and has since been released on conditional bail. A second man aged 24 from Liverpool has also been arrested and remains in custody.

Cheshire police are appealing for witnesses and video footage following an armed robbery at a convenience store in Congleton.

At around 6 pm, on Monday 29 November, a man armed with a knife entered the Select Convenience Store on Brook Street, while a second man stood in the doorway.

The armed man threatened staff and demanded cash from the store till before leaving on foot in the direction of Congleton Park.

Two men wanted in connection with the robbery

The first man was described as a white, around 5’ 1” tall and had a strong Liverpool accent. He was wearing a black Nike hoody, black jeans, grey trainers and had a snood covering his face.

The second man was also white and around 5’ 2” tall. He was wearing a fur hat, a grey and black North Face jacket, black jeans and black trainers.

Detective Constable Thomas Towe said: “While there were no injuries, the store worker has understandably been left shaken and the incident is likely to cause concern in the local area.

“I would reassure residents that we are committed to doing all that we can to identify the people responsible.

“We’re currently following a number of lines of enquiry including CCTV analysis and forensics.

“As part of our investigation we’re also keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and believes they may have witnessed the offenders entering or fleeing the store.

“The same goes for anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage that may be relevant to our investigation.

“If you have any information, no matter how small, please call us on 101, quoting IML 1144353 or give the details via .

“Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.”

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