Lincolnshire

Panda onesie robbers target newsagents in Louth

Robber in a panda onesie Image copyright McColl’s
Image caption The robbers forced a woman working at the newsagents to remove cash from a safe

Two men disguised in panda onesies robbed a newsagents armed with what detectives believe was a handgun.

Police think the raiders may have thrown away the onesies after the robbery, and have asked people to check bins for discarded clothing.

They entered the newsagents on Eastgate in Louth, Lincolnshire, at about 19:30 GMT on Sunday.

They forced a female member of staff to remove cash from the safe before making off on foot.

Image copyright McColl’s
Image caption Police think the offenders could have removed the panda onesies after the robbery

Lincolnshire Police said the woman was "unhurt but shaken by the incident".

Officers are examining CCTV footage.

Insp Colin Hague said the incident was "very serious", despite the outfits the robbers were wearing.

"We are determined to catch the perpetrators," he said.

"Even though it was very cold last night, I'm sure there were still people in the town centre who might have seen two males running through Louth town centre in panda onesies."

Image caption The robbers entered the newsagents on Eastgate in Louth at about 19:30 GMT on Sunday

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