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Pelsall robber struggles to escape Co-op raid with heavy coins haul

Pelsall Co-op Image copyright Google
Image caption The raid took place at Pelsall Co-op

An armed robber who stashed a huge haul of coins in a holdall was spotted "struggling and staggering" as he tried to escape with the weighty load.

The man threatened staff with a handgun at the Co-op store in Pelsall, West Midlands, at 06.20 BST.

He stole a large quantity of coins before struggling with the weight of the haul as he fled, West Midlands Police said.

Police declined to say how much cash was taken in the raid.

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Det Con Neil Cunnington said: "We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Co-op this morning and saw a man dressed in dark clothing, carrying a holdall.

"He appears to have been struggling to carry the bag as he took a large quantity of coins and we have reports of him staggering due to the weight.

"No-one was hurt during the robbery and the shop has been examined for forensic evidence."

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