Men wearing crash helmets rob Co-op in Banbury

Two raiders armed with kitchen knives have stolen money and cigarettes from a shop in Oxfordshire.

The pair, who were wearing motorcycle crash helmets, burst into Co-op in Hanwell Fields in Banbury.

One of them grabbed a sales assistant and demanded that he open the till before they fled on foot.

No-one was injured in the incident, police said. Officers have appealed for information about the pair, who were wearing distinctive helmets.

Flame pattern

Det Con Ian Gibbard, investigating, said: "I would like to hear from anybody who saw two people loitering in the area around the time of the incident, or possibly saw a motorcycle, motorcycles or any other vehicles which could have been involved in the vicinity."

The first raider is described as white, in his late 20s, about 6ft tall and of medium build.

He was wearing a black helmet with white and silver flame patterns on the sides, a cream-coloured chequered scarf across his face, a black jacket, dark trousers and dark gloves.

The second is also white, shorter than the first suspect and of thicker build.

He is also in his late 20s and wore a black helmet with a red and yellow pattern on it, a dark-coloured jacket, trousers and gloves.

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