Robbers tied up employee at Bermondsey Tesco before stealing cash and cigarettes

Josh Salisbury (20 September, 2018)

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the three suspects leaving the scene


Robbers tied up and assaulted a Bermondsey Tesco employee before making off with a large amount of cigarettes and cash from the shop yesterday.

Police were called to reports of a fire alarm by the Fire Brigade at the Tesco Express on Southwark Park Road at around 4:50am yesterday morning.

Officers then found the employee tied up – although their injuries are not serious – and discovered the store had been robbed.

Detectives believe that three suspects broke into the shop and set off a fire extinguisher in the victim’s face.

They then stole large amounts of cigarettes and cash before fleeing the scene.

The Tesco Express was closed yesterday while officers conducted their enquiries.

A Met Police spokesperson confirmed the robbery and said: “Detectives from Southwark CID are investigating and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the suspects leaving.”

A Tesco spokesperson told the News yesterday: “We’re aware of this incident and are working with police with their investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers via 101 quoting reference 858/19Sep, or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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