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Pillowcase Found In Hunt For Robbers

A manager was abducted after robbers raided the safe at a shop in South Warwickshire.

And the pillowcase used to cover his face has now been recovered by police. It is multi-coloured with a floral design.

The 20-year-old store manager was tied up, and the pillow case was put over his head ahead of ride in the car by robbers. 

Their haul included £6,600 in cash, plus telephone cards worth a total of £2,145.

The manager was taken from the One Stop Shop in High Street, Henley-in-Arden early on Monday morning.

He was dumped on a motorway roundabout, at the M42-A3400 junction at Monkspath on the edge of Solihull, about six miles from the shop. The pillowcase was found near this scene.

The man was not physically hurt in the abduction. A Warwickshire police spokeswoman said on Tuesday:

“Officers have this morning been carrying out a road check in the Henley area between 5am and 7am speaking to passing motorists asking them if they saw anything suspicious that could help with the inquiry.”

They are particularly interested in anyone who saw a white saloon vehicle that was seen in the alleyway by the store, or later leaving the area on the A34000 towards Birmingham.

Stratford CID are looking for witnesses who were in the High Street area around 6am on Monday, or anyone who has further information on the raid to call them on 01926 415000.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 6 Sep 00
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