Cash reward to help track down armed gang

PUBLISHED: 12:02 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:59 11 May 2010

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ANDREW FOWLER 3307DW007

A COMPANY has offered a cash reward to anyone who can help track down a gang of armed robbers. Community media company Roysia fm is offering £500 for information that leads directly to the arrest of the raiders, who targeted the One-Stop shop in Meldreth.

ONE of the raiders rifles a till at the village store

A COMPANY has offered a cash reward to anyone who can help track down a gang of armed robbers.

Community media company Roysia fm is offering £500 for information that leads directly to the arrest of the raiders, who targeted the One-Stop shop in Meldreth.

Andrew Fowler, chairman of Roysia fm, said: "This was a terrible attack.

"There were customers in the shop at the time, and there could have been a mum with a baby waiting to be served at the checkout.

"Many owners of village shops around the area are frightened of what might happen to them and their staff in a similar situation.

"The reason we are offering this reward is because of the level of violence used in the attack on a shop worker - we want to make sure that there won't be a next time.

"In these cases involving robberies someone will know or suspect that they know who is involved. We are targeting those people who think they might know something but won't come forward to give information to police."

Police have also stepped up their hunt for the men by releasing closed circuit television footage of the robbers.

As reported in The Crow last week, three masked men carrying metal bars burst into the shop at about 6.10pm on Saturday, January 17.

They threatened members of staff, hitting one on the arm with metal bar, before breaking into the tills and stealing money.

Mr Fowler hopes other firms in the area will follow Roysia's lead.

He said: "We would also appeal to other businesses in the area, in particular the large supermarkets, to donate money for the reward.

"We would like to see a £10,000 reward by the end of the month."

Cambridgeshire Police are also appealing for anyone who may recognise the men featured on the images to get in touch with them.

DC Colin Troll, investigating the robbery, said: "I am also interested in speaking with anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the High Street area earlier that day.

"Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital in tracing the men responsible."

Anyone with information should contact Dc Troll at Sawston Police Station on 0845 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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