Man armed with knife robs Co-op near Bridgnorth

By Rory Smith | Bridgnorth | Crime | Published:

A knife-wielding robber has raided a supermarket near Bridgnorth.

Highley Co-op. Photo: Google Street View

Police were called to the Co-op in Highley at about 9.30pm on Sunday.

Officers said a man believed to be armed with a knife went into the shop on High Street and threatened staff before fleeing with a quantity of cash.

No one was hurt during the incident and West Mercia Police said inquiries are ongoing.

Shropshire councillor for the area, Dave Tremellen, said: "I've been told the police response came from Telford. With only a couple of officers in Highley who have to cover about a 250-mile radius, it's just not enough."

A spokesperson for The Midcounties Co-operative said: “An incident took place at the Highley store on Sunday 6th October. We are assisting the police with their investigations.”

Anyone with any information should contact West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 684S061019.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111 or

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.


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