Fresh appeal following Chipping Norton armed raid

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Fresh appeal following Chipping Norton armed raid

Police believe that the robbers who tied up 13 people and held them hostage during a raid on the Co-op store in Chipping Norton in the early hours of Monday 23rd January 2006 may have been seen studying its layout in the days beforehand and detectives have renewed their appeal for information after the robbery reports the BBC.

The four theives pushed their way into the store when a number of cleaners were let in by the manager at about 5am on Monday and a total of 12 people - three men and nine women - were taken hostage during the following 90 minutes. The 13th hostage had the keys to the safe which she was made to open and cash was taken. It is not known how much cash was taken.

Detectives are appealing for any witnesses who saw two high powered motorbikes, each carrying two people, leaving the area of the raid in Chipping Norton to come forward.

Posted : 25/01/2006 11:53:20

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