Attempted robbery in Bridlington linked with similar incident at same shop

East Riding of Yorkshire

9 Apr 2019

Detectives are linking two incidents of robbery and attempted robbery on delivery drivers at the same shop on Flamborough Road in Bridlington.

A driver was threatened this morning Tuesday 9 April around 7am by two men as he was making a drop. 

One of the men was holding what was described as a metal bar. They demanded cigarettes but nothing was stolen and the suspects ran off and scaled a fence on Lamplugh Lane. 

The driver sustained a minor injury to his hand. Both men have been described as wearing dark clothing. 

We are linking this to a similar incident at the same shop last month on Thursday 7 March. On that occasion a single man stole 6,000 cigarettes from another driver after threatening him. 

Detective Sergeant Carl Sweeting from Bridlington CID said: “During both of these incidents the suspects acted in the same way, were after the same goods, and escaped in the same direction from the same shop around the same time of day. 

“We are currently reviewing evidence to trace these individuals, and I am also appealing for anyone who may have witnessed what happened or who has any information to contact us.

“I also want to issue a reminder to delivery drivers to be vigilant while making drops, not only to protect themselves but to prevent similar crimes from happening in future.

“Call us quoting log 85 of 9/4/19 or 65 of 7/3/19.”

Our previous press release can be read here: https://www.humberside.police.uk/witness-appeals/thousands-cigarettes-st...