ANGRY Mobberley residents feel 'enough is enough' following the latest robbery at the village Co-op, and are calling for action to protect staff.

So says Bob Marshall, the co-ordinator of the recently-launched Mobberley Neighbourhood Watch, following last night's (Monday) robbery at the Co-op shop in Town Lane, Mobberley.

Police are investigating the robbery, the third at the store in eight months, and are appealing for witnesses.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "At 8.30pm two men entered the store on Town Lane and demanded cash from the tills. One of the men made threats with a knife.

"They then fled with cash and cigarettes in a bin bag and large yellow Bag for Life. The two staff members were unharmed but were left shaken.

"One of the suspects is described as 6ft tall, and of a slim build. He was wearing a desert camouflage large coat and trousers.

"The second is described as 5’7” and of a slim build. He was wearing a green camouflage coat and dark trousers. Both were wearing face masks and black gloves.

"It is thought a white car may have been used by the suspects, potentially a VW Golf or similar.

"Anyone with information can contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via quoting IML 557004."

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Information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Bob said: "Residents now feel that enough is enough and something has to be done to safeguard the employees of the store against further attacks.

"As the Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator I have liaised with the police regarding CCTV footage captured by residents known to the scheme to have the technology.

"We are impressed with the police support and the lengths that are being undertaken to bring these culprits to justice so far.

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"I would like to see improved security immediately installed at the Co-op to include at the least a CCTV system that provides much better external coverage.

"We will continue to assist the investigation where we can, and are in the process of arranging a face to face meeting with head office Co-op management to discuss the best way forward.

"We wish all the employees affected by this terrible act a speedy recovery from their ordeal.”

A Co-op spokesman said: “An incident occurred at our Mobberley store yesterday evening when intruders entered the store. Fortunately no-one was hurt.

"As a community-based organisation we can see the impact of social issues in our stores, and safety and security is a number one priority.

"We have invested millions of pounds in innovative technology, from guarding and colleague headsets to the latest remote-monitored CCTV and SmartWater in our ATMs and kiosks.

"We appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward to police, who are investigating. The store has re-opened to serve the community.”

The spokesman added that a security guard was employed at the store.