Police make arrest after knife-wielding robber snatches cash from Co-op store in Totton

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The robbery at the Co-op store in Rumbridge Street, Totton, happened at about 8.45pm

POLICE arrested a 27-year-old man after cash was stolen from a convenience shop during an armed robbery.

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The incident at the Co-op in Rumbridge Street, Totton, took place around 8.45pm on Sunday.

A man is said to have entered the store armed with a knife and demanded staff give him money. He then pulled open the tills and stole an unknown amount of cash.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary confirmed to the A&T on Tuesday that a man from Southampton had been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

A Co-op spokesperson told the A&T: “We can confirm there was an incident at the Co-op store on Rumbridge Street on 16th December. The store soon re-opened to serve the community.

“The safety of our colleagues and customers is of paramount importance and the Co-op takes retail crime very seriously.

“We are implementing a number of measures to deter both criminal activity and aid convictions. The police are investigating and we appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference 44180467735 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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