Cash stolen as armed robbers target Co-op store in Sawtry

Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of pounds was stolen from the Co-op store in Sawtry in an armed robbery on Saturday – the latest in a series of similar attacks in recent weeks.

Police were called shortly before 10pm on Saturday following reports that two masked men had entered the shop, in Glatton Road, and demanded cash.

According to officers, the duo made off with about £200.

The news comes following a recent spate of robberies in Huntingdonshire in the last month, including at shops in St Ives, St Neots, Brampton, and Godmanchester.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “It’s possible that this is part of an on-going series of armed robberies in Huntingdonshire.”

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at