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Armed robbery at Lichfield Road Tesco Express

UPDATE: West Midlands Police have launched an appeal regarding the black and bright orange scrambler bike used in the robbery. More here.

A Securicor van was today held up in an armed robbery at the Tesco Express on the corner of Linthouse Lane and Lichfield Road, Wednesfield.

The guard, who was emptying a stand alone cash machine in the store’s car park was approached shortly after 11:30am by two youths on scooters brandishing a shotgun. The youths demanded that the guard opened the cash machine and made off with a large amount of cash, believed to be in the region of £36,000.

Despite there being no injuries, the guard and shop staff were left shaken by the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Wednesfield Police Station on 0845 113 5000.

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