Masked robbers wearing rubber gloves target Fareham newsagents McColl's in Broadlaw Walk

TWO masked men robbed a newsagents in Fareham while wearing yellow rubber gloves and tracksuits.

By Kimberley Barber
Monday, 10th August 2020, 3:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 3:25 pm

The pair, who targeted McColl’s in Broadlaw Walk, Fareham, at 3pm on Friday are now being hunted by police.

An appeal has been issued for witnesses.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We are appealing for witnesses, dash cam or CCTV footage, following a robbery at a McColl’s store in Fareham last week.

McColl's in Broadlaw Walk, Fareham

‘Officers investigating the incident are keen to speak with anyone who may have information that will assist them.

‘We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have dash cam footage or private CCTV from the area between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Friday.’

Police were called around 3pm on Friday, August 7, to a report of two men entering the store and demanding staff hand over money from the till.

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Both men are described as being between 18 and 25 years old, around 5ft 10ins tall and wearing tracksuits and face coverings.

They were also wearing distinctive yellow rubber gloves.

After taking money, the pair left the store, and were seen fleeing along Bishopsfield Road, before people lost sight of them in Coniston Walk.

It is not the first time the shop has been targeted by armed robbers. Two men were jailed in 2013 for using a broken bottle to threaten staff and steal cash.

Broadlaw Walk was regenerated in 2011 when 42 flats and six shops were built, with a further 14 flats and a community centre built shortly after.

A McColl’s spokesperson said: ‘The health, safety and well-being of our employees is of utmost importance. We are working closely with the relevant authorities in response to this incident.’

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting 44200298609. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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