Appeal following robbery in Holmes Chapel Date published: 24th April 2017 5.12pm

Officers are appealing for information from the public following a cash in transit robbery in Holmes Chapel.

At approximately 11.45am today, Monday 24 April, three unknown men drove onto the car park at Aldi, Manor Lane, Holmes Chapel, in a black Vauxhall Astra.

The men, who were all dressed in black and wearing balaclavas, then got out of the Astra and approached a G4S security guard who was collecting cash from the store. They then pushed the security guard to the floor before stealing a quantity of cash that he carrying.

The men then got back into the Astra and fled the scene, first travelling on southbound on Manor Lane, before turning right onto Chester Road and then left into Selkirk Drive, before parking the car at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre. After parking the car one person was seen exiting the car and fleeing the scene.

Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Steven Smith said: “We are currently following a number of lines of enquiry and as part of the investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone who has any information in relation to this incident.

“I’d specifically like to hear from anyone who believes that they may have seen the black Vauxhall Astra as it travelled away from the store along Manor Lane and Chester Road, as we believe that this is where two of the offenders have exited the Astra and possibly got into a second vehicle.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 287 of 24 April 2017. Information can also be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.