AN arrest has been made after a ‘horrific’ robbery in which Co-operative staff were threatened.

Police were called at around 10pm on Sunday, July 7 to reports of a robbery at the store on Davies Road, Evesham.

Three people are believed to have threatened staff and stolen a quantity of cash before making off on foot.

One 20-year-old woman from Cheltenham has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently in custody.

Chris Barlow commented on Facebook: “I just want to say as the team leader in charge of this shift, a massive thank you to the witnesses and the customers who were involved, and also a huge thank you to the colleagues on shift. The bravery and willingness to listen to these thieves instructions stopped anybody from getting hurt.

It was a scary experience for us all and we are all shaken up but the main thing is we are safe and unharmed.”

DCI Ian Wall said: “We believe three individuals entered the shop on Davies Road at around 10pm on Sunday. We have one suspect in custody and our investigation is still on-going to find those responsible for threatening staff and taking a quantity of cash from the shop.

We would like to ask for assistance from the public if they saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area to call 101 with information.”

Matt Snape posted on Facebook: “Last night, hard-working staff at the Coop on Davies Road in my old ward of Evesham South were involved in a horrific attack. I absolutely deplore what they did.”

“These people work hard night and day to serve people of all walks of life. They do not deserve to be subjected to these attacks. I went and paid a visit to the staff to see how they are doing. They seem to be doing as well as they can be.”

Members of the community have posted online messages of support to the staff at the store.

Investigations are currently on-going.

Anyone with any information or who saw anything suspicious at around the time of the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 865s of July 7.