Knifepoint Raid On Nursling Pub

7 May 2019, 09:26

Walnut Tree Farm pub Nursling Southampton robbery

Police in Southampton are trying to find four robbers, who raided a pub in Nursling at knifepoint.

They threatened staff at the Walnut Tree Farm in Adanac Drive as they closed up on Sunday night, and stole cash from a safe.

The robbery occurred between 11.50pm and midnight on 5 May.

A number of suspects, believed to be at least four, were wearing balaclavas and dark clothing as they entered the premises via a rear door.

The suspects were carrying knives and threatened members of staff before accessing a safe on the premises. They stole a quantity of cash before making off in the direction of Frogmore Lane and Redbridge Lane.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Colin White said: 

"The suspects carried off four plastic till trays and a metal cash tin. If you come across anything like this in the vicinity, please get in touch.

"We believe this to be a targeted incident. We would appeal to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious leading up to and following this crime to get in contact.

"No-one was injured during the incident but the members of staff involved were understandably shocked and extremely distressed by what happened."

Did you see anything suspicious in the vicinity? Do you have CCTV or dashcam footage that may have captured something suspicious? If you have any information about this crime, please ring 101, quoting reference 44190155145.