Shop workers threatened with hammer in armed raid at Barton-le-Clay

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Shop workers were threatened with a hammer in an armed raid at Barton-le-Clay last week.

The shocking incident unfolded as two men with their faces covered entered Martin’s newsagents in Bedford Road, Barton-le-Clay at around 9.25pm on Thursday 22 October.

They threatened the shop workers with a hammer before making off with money from the till and cigarettes.

The first offender is described as white, aged around 20, 5’3” and wearing a hooded top with the hood up. He was wearing a mask covering his face.

The second man was white, around 5’4”, medium build and was wearing a light coloured zip up hooded top, with the hood up. He had a dark scarf covering his face.

PC Maureen Ude, investigating, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal and we urge anyone with any information which could assist our investigation to come forward.

“This nasty crime is a priority for the force and we need help in finding those responsible, to protect the public and prevent further incidents.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Luton CID on 101.