Husband & wife threatened in armed robbery

Bedfordshire Police are looking for witnesses after an armed robbery at the A&J Supermarket, on the corner of Aspley Road and Endsleigh Road, Bedford at 8.50pm last night (3 February 2011).

The owner and his wife were threatened with knives and cash stolen. Gold Indian jewellery, four gold bangles and two gold necklaces, was also taken from the owner’s wife.

The offenders are described as three black men, all wearing black with their faces covered, aged in their twenties, one wearing a peaked cap. Two of them were carrying kitchen-style knives. They made off on foot, away from Ampthill Road.

Detective Constable Guy Steel-Jessop  said, “We’re looking for anyone who saw these three black men either before or after they robbed this shop. If you were in the Ampthill Road or Victoria Road area last night between 8.30pm and 9.30pm and saw these men or anything suspicious please give us a call. No one was hurt this time but these men are clearly reckless and we want to catch them before someone is injured or worse.

“You can calling us directly or call Crimestoppers anonymously with information, callers to Crimestoppers may get a cash reward for their information if it leads to an arrest and charge.”

Crimestoppers pay their rewards anonymously and can pay up to £1,000 if the information given leads to the arrest and charging of one or more people.  Crimestoppers do not trace or record calls and callers do not have to go to court.

When you call you are given a code when they pass on their information and can then call back, using only this code later to see if their information has lead to arrests. This way they don’t need to give their name or other details but can still check on the effect of their information.

If you have information call Bedfordshire police on 01234 841212 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or complete their online form anonymously by visiting


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