One Man Arrested in Armed Robbery Attempt at Coventry Supermarket

Shots were fired as Police were called to the Daventry Road store on Saturday

Police are urging witnesses to come forward after three men armed with crowbars and a gun threatened staff in an attempted robbery on Saturday at 5:30.

Speaking to iCov Media, West Midlands Police stated ‘A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in custody.’

“The shop has been examined for forensic evidence and officers are in the process of gathering CCTV evidence”.

Eye witness Amber from Coventry said “ASDA got held up by robbers in hoodies and masks with crow bars. They attacked a staff members and smashed the tills up.”

“We were right in the middle of it. The scariest experience of my life. My boys were terrified’ she added.

“I was there at there at about 6:30. I saw four or five police cars and helicopters” says eyewitness Tatenda who was outside of the superstore as the event unfolded

“The whole of ASDA was blocked off. I went to a corner shop nearby and a woman inside was frantically saying how one man had a gun and had pointed it at her. Several shots were fired”

The West Midlands was named the gun capital of the UK for the second year running in 2016. This included 562 offences in 2015.

This follows a worrying trend of armed robberies in the West Midlands after men armed with machetes raided a Wolverhampton jewellery shop in September,a group of  men with crowbars raided a Home Bargains also in Wolverhampton on the 5th September, and men with axes attempted to rob a shop in Quinton.

ASDA Daventry Road refused to comment.

If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the attempted robbery, please call call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111.

Joseph Scotting

 

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