Cyclist may be witness to Kidderminster Asda robbery

INFORMATION: The cyclist may be a vital witness. Picture: West Mercia Police.

INFORMATION: The cyclist may be a vital witness. Picture: West Mercia Police.

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A CYCLIST is being sought as a potential witness by police investigating a robbery at a Kidderminster supermarket in which members of staff were shut inside a freezer.

The incident happened at Asda, New Road, at about 10.20pm on Monday last week.

Four men entered and told staff to put their hands on their heads. One of the men grabbed a member of staff and dragged him to the safe, threatening to shoot him and made him unlock it. No gun was seen although one of the men was armed with a claw hammer.

They took a quantity of cash and the six staff were then led to a freezer in the warehouse, made to empty their pockets of their wallets and phones and were then shut inside.

CCTV footage has shown a man cycling on to the car park about two minutes after the offenders left and it is believed he may have seen them drive away in a silver Seat Leon hatchback. He was wearing a red short-sleeved top and jeans and his bike possibly had some green on the frame.

The offenders had Black Country accents. Three of them were wearing black hoodies and the fourth a grey hoody. All four wore black scarves across their faces and black gloves.

They made off up New Road the wrong way to the Worcester Road roundabout.

The Seat Leon the offenders were using was found abandoned in Harold Evers Way, Kidderminster the following morning on Wednesday, June 4.

Det con Jake Wright, of West Mercia Police said: "The cyclist in the red top who rode across the Asda car park moments later is potentially a key witness as we believe he may have seen the offenders drive off.

"We are appealing for him or anyone who recognises him to contact us."

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 756-S-020614, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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