By James Somper
Shocking footage appears to show the moment a group of armed robbers make off with clothes and a till full of money in broad daylight.
The video, which was taken by a shocked passer-by, appears to show a group of masked men loading a getaway car full of clothes along with a till before speeding away.
According to an eyewitness, two of the robbers were armed, one with a machete, the other with a crowbar.
The robbery took place at a shop at the Crown Wharf Retail Park in Walsall, West Mids, on Monday afternoon (October 14).
An eyewitness said: “I was outside and a red car reversed into a car parking space outside the shop. Some men got out. They left all the doors open and opened the boot.
“Four men charged into the shop. They were all dressed in black hoodies and one had a crowbar and one had a machete.
“As they were coming back towards the car an old man asked them what they were doing and they threatened him with the machete.
“They went in and out about three times, and on the last time they came they had a till.
“I was quite shocked, it didn’t seem real, you only see stuff like this on Crimewatch.
“I was quite scared but just kept my distance.
“I went into the shop afterwards and the staff were very scared and in shock.”
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating reports of a robbery at a shop in Crown Wharf Retail Park, Wolverhampton Street, Walsall at 2.15pm today (14 October).
“It is believed a group of masked men armed with weapons ran into the store before taking the contents of the till and items from the shop.
“Fortunately, no one was injured. Investigations are in the early stages and CCTV is being reviewed.”
A spokesman for Tessuti said: “We cannot comment on this incident as it is under investigation by the Police. Our priority at this time is the welfare of our colleagues in store.”