Appeal for information following burglary at convenience store in Chester

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a large quantity of cash was stolen during a burglary at a convenience store in Chester.

At around 11.10pm on Saturday 17 December three men broke into the Co-op store at Westminster Park

Once inside the building the offenders stole a quantity of cash. They fled the scene in a car at around 11.20pm, travelling in the direction of Castle Croft Road.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Needham, of Chester CID, said:

“This was a serious incident, and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the people responsible.

“The investigation is currently in its early stages and we are following a number of lines of enquiry, including CCTV and forensics.

“As part of the investigation we also want to hear from anyone who was in the area between 11pm and 11.30pm on Saturday 17 December and witnessed anything suspicious.

“The same goes for any motorists who drove past the store around the time of the incident and believes they may have captured the offenders on their dashcams.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police at www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us, or call 101, quoting IML1437766.

Information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, 0800 555 111.

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