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25 March 2013, 13:44 | Updated: 25 March 2013, 13:49
A 21 year old shop worker has got injuries to his hands after being hit with a hammer by armed robbers in Luton.
The incident happened at the Nisa Store in Ravenhill Way in Luton on Sunday 24th March, at approximately 8.25pm when three men entered the store and threatened members of staff with hammers.
The offenders forced a staff member to open the safe before taking a large amount of cash. All three offenders have then run from the scene in separate directions.
Police dogs and a police helicopter were used to search the area minutes after the incident but no one was arrested in connection with this crime.
The offenders, one white man, a black man and a man of unknown ethnicity, were all wearing balaclavas.
The officer in charge of this investigation, Detective Sergeant Simon Hancock, from the South Bedfordshire Robbery Unit, is keen to speak with anyone who was in the area and saw three men running from the scene.
DS Hancock said: “The offenders hit a 21 year old member of staff with a hammer during this incident and he has been left shocked and with bruised hands.
“We believe one of the offenders left the scene along Drayton Road and another was possibly seen in gardens in Holkam Close. I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in this area to come forward and help with this investigation and we would also ask anyone who has found any discarded items of clothing in the area to also come forward and assist with this investigation.”