Police appeal over masked men in Rugby robbery

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two masked men with crowbars stole cash and mobile phones in a robbery at Junction One.

The robbery took place at 6.50pm on Thursday March 17 when two men pulled up to the Leicester Road retail park in a black car.

They were carrying what police believe to be crowbars when they entered a phone shop and told staff members to let them in to the stockroom.

Once inside, they stole large amounts of cash and mobile phones.

A Warwickshire Police spokesperson said the goods were placed into a large yellow bag, and the offenders then left the shop and fled.

The car is described as being “similar to a Ford C-Max”.

The first man is described as white, approximately 5ft 6ins tall and of a large build.

He is thought to be in his 30s and missing two top teeth.

At the time of the robbery he was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a dark round neck t-shirt, a black hooded top and a balaclava covering his face.

It is thought he spoke with a local accent.

The second man is described as mixed race, in his late 20s and approximately 6ft tall.

He was also wearing dark coloured clothes and a knitted balaclava.

Both men were wearing gloves.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.