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Axe-Wielding Gang Raid Denholme Co-op

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“Officers will be carrying out increased patrols in the area today.”

The hunt's on for three men who robbed the Co-op in Denholme - threatening staff with axes.

The gang raided the shop on School Street on Easter Monday afternoon and took cash from the till and cigarettes.

Detective Inspector Mark Taylor, of Bradford District CID, said: “This must have been a frightening experience for all those in the shop at the time.

“We would like to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity around the store at around the time of the offence, as well as anyone who may have details of the vehicle which was used.

“Officers will be carrying out increased patrols in the area today.”

“A wider investigation into the robbery offences which have occurred at Co-Op stores across the Bradford District between February and April is ongoing and three males aged 17, 17 and 19 have been arrested and released on bail in connection with these incidents.

“Enquiries are also continuing to establish if this most recent offence is linked.”

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