Staff threatened during armed robbery in Scunthorpe

Staff threatened during armed robbery in Scunthorpe

Staff threatened during armed robbery in Scunthorpe

Two men from Sheffield are currently in the custody of Humberside Police following an armed robbery at Debenhams on Doncaster Road, Gunness near Scunthorpe.

The store on the Gallagher Retail Park was targeted yesterday afternoon at knifepoint and items stolen.

Shortly before 5pm on Monday 20 July, officers received reports that a man had entered a department store with what was reported to have been a knife.

He then threatened several members of staff, and stole a number of items before fleeing the shop.

Nobody was harmed in the incident, and staff managed to close the store to protect customers.

Upon receiving the report, Humberside Police deployed officers to the location.

Information was gathered and witnesses were able to establish that the suspect and another suspected accomplice had driven off in a grey Ford Focus.

They were subsequently arrested by officers from the Humber Roads team.

A spokesperson said:

“Great team work by Patrol Team 1, Team 4 and the Roads Crime Team. After a knifepoint robbery at Debenhams on Gallagher Retail Park, the suspects were quickly identified as well as their getaway vehicle.

“Within the hour the vehicle was located out of the force area by the Roads Crime Team, resulting in both suspects being arrested, the knife being found and all the stolen property recovered!

“Thankfully no one was injured in this incident. Enquiries are ongoing.”

In a statement released this afternoon, the following update was issued:

“Officers from our Roads Crime team joined the search and located the vehicle travelling towards South Yorkshire.

“The vehicle was brought to a safe stop near Doncaster and the occupants arrested on suspicion of armed robbery. 

“A large quantity of items, thought to be stolen, were recovered from the vehicle along with weapons.

“The pair remain in custody as we continue our enquiries.”

The store reopened today, and staff have declined to discuss the incident.

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