SE16: Man arrested after Tesco Express ‘armed robbery’

Josh Salisbury (19 September, 2019) Crime

A man has been arrested after the robbery which police said involved a 'suspected shotgun'

32014The incident happened at the Marine Wharf Tesco in Surrey Quays

A man has been arrested after a Tesco store in Surrey Quays was robbed with a suspected shotgun last week.

Tesco said that it was supporting one of its staff through medical treatment after they were injured during the armed robbery on the Marine Wharf store on Thursday. September 12.

A man is thought to have demanded cigarettes and cash shortly before 7am before making off with an unknown quantity of cash.

“Deployed to the Rotherhithe area yesterday after reports of an armed robbery at a Tesco store,” said the Met’s firearm command on social media.

“The suspect, believed to be in possession of a shotgun, attacked the store security guard with a knife whilst making off. #SCO19 located & arrested the male at a nearby address.”

No one was injured ‘seriously’ in the incident, Scotland Yard said last week, and no shots were fired.

A Tesco spokesman told the News on the day of the robbery: “A serious incident has taken place this morning at our Marine Wharf Express store which has resulted in an injury to one of our colleagues.

“We are currently supporting our colleague as they receive medical treatment.

“The store has been temporarily closed while the police carry out their investigation.”

The supermarket was closed for a day, but has since re-opened for business as normal.

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