Men with samurai sword and meat cleaver snatched cash during Northampton supermarket burglary

Two men carrying carrying a silver samurai sword and a meat cleaver forced entry into a Northampton supermarket before threatening staff and leaving with cash and vouchers.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 4:21 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:21 am
Morrisons, Kettering Road

The burglary happened at Morrisons supermarket on Kettering Road on Friday, March 3 when two men drove into the car park in a Renault Clio at about 9.20pm.

The pair drove around for a while, then parked in a disabled bay in front of the café shortly before they smashed their way into the closed store via the café at about 10.40pm, Northamptonshire police say.

The pair then ran into the store and waved their weapons at members of staff before leaving with a quantity of cash and vouchers.

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Pictures released by Northamptonshire Police

One offender was carrying a long, silver samurai sword with a white handle and the other had a meat cleaver.

The pair loaded the items, which they had put into red, cloth cash bags into the back of the Clio, which was later found abandoned in The Avenue, Abington.

Another silver vehicle was seen near to exit the car park at this time and officers are keen to speak to the driver of this vehicle.

Police have released CCTV images of two men they’d like to speak to in connection with the incident.

The incident took place at Morrisons on Kettering Road

They would also like to speak to anybody who has been offered Morrisons vouchers or who has found any red, cloth cash bags.

Witnesses or anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.

Pictures released by Northamptonshire Police
The incident took place at Morrisons on Kettering Road