BREAKING NEWS: armed raid at Hucknall Tesco store

A MASKED duo robbed two security guards at knifepoint in a terrifying attack at Hucknall’s flagship Tesco superstore.

Police have now launched a hunt to track down the two men involved in the armed robbery at the ‘Extra’ store off Ashgate Road on Sunday October 30.

The offenders approached two G4S couriers as they prepared to load cash into the store’s cashpoints near to the main entrance at 8.30 pm. The shop had been closed for more than four hours.

The attackers, who were both black, were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered. One of them pulled out a knife and threatened the couriers before demanding cash.

The couriers handed over an undisclosed amount of money and the robbers fled on foot in the direction of nearby Lingford Street. Neither of the couriers were hurt.

Detectives have checked through CCTV footage from the shop’s cameras but they want help from the public in hunting down the attackers.

Anyone who saw two men acting suspiciously at or near the store at the time of the robbery is urged to contact Hucknall CID on 0300 3009999 (extension 806 3732).

Alternatively, call the free and confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.