Masked men threaten Caterham store staff with hammers

Croydon Road in Caterham Image copyright Andy Potter
Image caption Police described the raid in Croydon Road, Caterham, as "terrifying" for staff

Armed robbers threatened staff at a supermarket with hammers before stealing the contents of the store's safe.

The three masked men raided the Co-operative in Croydon Road, Caterham, Surrey, at about 06:30 GMT.

Police said they forced employees to open the safe. It is not yet known how much money was taken.

No-one was hurt but the raid was "terrifying" for the members of staff, according to Det Sgt Simon Gray.

He said officers were carrying out house-to-house inquires as part of their investigation and appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

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