LiveTesco store and car park sealed off at Herbert Avenue in Poole after attempted robbery

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Summary

  • The Tesco Express store at Herbert Avenue is currently closed, with both the shop and the car park sealed off.
  • Police have confirmed a robbery took place at 5.30am this morning.
  • Police are on the scene, speaking to members of staff and the public.
  • A member of staff was punched in the mouth during the incident.

12:38pm

We've heard that the Tesco store is expected to reopen some time within the next half an hour. 

12:32pm

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12:15pm

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11:10am

Here's an edited video for you. We're waiting to hear something from Tesco so as soon as we've got something from them we'll let you know. 

9:53am

The police have been searching the grounds of the Good Shepherd church which is next door to the Tesco store. 

9:46am

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: “At 5.29am Dorset Police responded to a report of a robbery at Tesco Express in Herbert Avenue.

“A member of staff was punched in the mouth in the incident and sustained minor injuries.

“It’s not believed anything was taken during the robbery. No-one has been arrested and enquiries are ongoing.”

9:40am

9:37am

Forensics officers are on the scene

9:36am

CID officers are now on the scene as part of the investigation.

Police have turned a delivery lorry away. 

9:23am

Here's some video from a little earlier on

9:16am

More staff have turned up for work in their Tesco uniforms but they are being spoken to by police as they arrive.

Scenes of crime officers are inside the shop. 

9:04am

A neighbour Christine Real, who lives in flats opposite, said she didn't see anything but claims there was "always trouble around that parade of shops".

She said: "A security guard was recently assaulted and there's often criminal damange, shoplifting and kids setting fire to bins."

8:59am

Here are some pictures our photographer Sally has taken at the scene

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8:54am

An employee at the next door shop Spring Field butchers said they believed there was a robbery at the Tesco store at 5am this morning. 

Although the shop isn't open until 6am it is understood that staff were in the shop. 

 

8:53am

Dorset Police have not yet revealed any details of the nature of the incident.

8:53am

POLICE have sealed off a shop in Poole this morning.

The Tesco Express store at Herbert Avenue is currently closed, with both the shop and the car park sealed off.

Police are on the scene, speaking to members of staff and the public.

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12:06pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Dlt_debz says...

smhinto wrote:
I take it the people involved did not use their Tesco 'club-cards'??
What a stupid comment to make, I know people who work in this shop and have yet to find out whether or not they were on duty, I also know people who have been in this position before except on that occasion the perpetrators got away with several thousand pounds worth of stock and cash so unless to can have some sort of understanding of how scary it must have been for the staff or you have been in this sort of situation yourself maybe you should keep your sarcastic comments to yourself
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I take it the people involved did not use their Tesco 'club-cards'??[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment to make, I know people who work in this shop and have yet to find out whether or not they were on duty, I also know people who have been in this position before except on that occasion the perpetrators got away with several thousand pounds worth of stock and cash so unless to can have some sort of understanding of how scary it must have been for the staff or you have been in this sort of situation yourself maybe you should keep your sarcastic comments to yourself Dlt_debz
  • Score: 15

12:06pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Dlt_debz says...

smhinto wrote:
I take it the people involved did not use their Tesco 'club-cards'??
What a stupid comment to make, I know people who work in this shop and have yet to find out whether or not they were on duty, I also know people who have been in this position before except on that occasion the perpetrators got away with several thousand pounds worth of stock and cash so unless to can have some sort of understanding of how scary it must have been for the staff or you have been in this sort of situation yourself maybe you should keep your sarcastic comments to yourself
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I take it the people involved did not use their Tesco 'club-cards'??[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment to make, I know people who work in this shop and have yet to find out whether or not they were on duty, I also know people who have been in this position before except on that occasion the perpetrators got away with several thousand pounds worth of stock and cash so unless to can have some sort of understanding of how scary it must have been for the staff or you have been in this sort of situation yourself maybe you should keep your sarcastic comments to yourself Dlt_debz
  • Score: 5

12:29pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sharkforsale says...

One would assume local idiots and they will get caught, they always do. Their mouths are as flappy as their arms. There is always a batch of undesirables of all ages hanging around that area and they would probably be the first ones to complain if all the shops disappeared and they had to (god forbid) walk further afield to hurl abuse at people for no apparent reason. Same happening up Ashley Road in Parkstone, all you see now is stinking drunkards wobbling all over the place shouting, robbing, puking etc. The area is in rapid decline I am sad to say. They have no respect for residents, the police or themselves, so what chance is there?
One would assume local idiots and they will get caught, they always do. Their mouths are as flappy as their arms. There is always a batch of undesirables of all ages hanging around that area and they would probably be the first ones to complain if all the shops disappeared and they had to (god forbid) walk further afield to hurl abuse at people for no apparent reason. Same happening up Ashley Road in Parkstone, all you see now is stinking drunkards wobbling all over the place shouting, robbing, puking etc. The area is in rapid decline I am sad to say. They have no respect for residents, the police or themselves, so what chance is there? sharkforsale
  • Score: 6

12:44pm Thu 28 Aug 14

boardsandphotos says...

sharkforsale wrote:
One would assume local idiots and they will get caught, they always do. Their mouths are as flappy as their arms. There is always a batch of undesirables of all ages hanging around that area and they would probably be the first ones to complain if all the shops disappeared and they had to (god forbid) walk further afield to hurl abuse at people for no apparent reason. Same happening up Ashley Road in Parkstone, all you see now is stinking drunkards wobbling all over the place shouting, robbing, puking etc. The area is in rapid decline I am sad to say. They have no respect for residents, the police or themselves, so what chance is there?
What chance is there? What because a minority of drunks and idiots cause a bit of chaos. You need to get some perspective, the vast majority of residents of P/B/C lead perfectly normal law abiding lives, there are over half a million people in the conurbation and our society is unlikely to collapse anytime soon.

Hope all involved in the above incident are ok and not too badly affected.
[quote][p][bold]sharkforsale[/bold] wrote: One would assume local idiots and they will get caught, they always do. Their mouths are as flappy as their arms. There is always a batch of undesirables of all ages hanging around that area and they would probably be the first ones to complain if all the shops disappeared and they had to (god forbid) walk further afield to hurl abuse at people for no apparent reason. Same happening up Ashley Road in Parkstone, all you see now is stinking drunkards wobbling all over the place shouting, robbing, puking etc. The area is in rapid decline I am sad to say. They have no respect for residents, the police or themselves, so what chance is there?[/p][/quote]What chance is there? What because a minority of drunks and idiots cause a bit of chaos. You need to get some perspective, the vast majority of residents of P/B/C lead perfectly normal law abiding lives, there are over half a million people in the conurbation and our society is unlikely to collapse anytime soon. Hope all involved in the above incident are ok and not too badly affected. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 2

12:57pm Thu 28 Aug 14

emsylou85 says...

I hope the member of staff recovers soon, I used to live in that area always a crime going on that's why they made the inside out programme for the worst safer neighbourhood team for dealing with crime in the country! That's a couple of years ago see nothing has changed. I'm glad I moved away from there it's a shame as some of the neighbours were lovely
I hope the member of staff recovers soon, I used to live in that area always a crime going on that's why they made the inside out programme for the worst safer neighbourhood team for dealing with crime in the country! That's a couple of years ago see nothing has changed. I'm glad I moved away from there it's a shame as some of the neighbours were lovely emsylou85
  • Score: 1

1:08pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sharkforsale says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
sharkforsale wrote:
One would assume local idiots and they will get caught, they always do. Their mouths are as flappy as their arms. There is always a batch of undesirables of all ages hanging around that area and they would probably be the first ones to complain if all the shops disappeared and they had to (god forbid) walk further afield to hurl abuse at people for no apparent reason. Same happening up Ashley Road in Parkstone, all you see now is stinking drunkards wobbling all over the place shouting, robbing, puking etc. The area is in rapid decline I am sad to say. They have no respect for residents, the police or themselves, so what chance is there?
What chance is there? What because a minority of drunks and idiots cause a bit of chaos. You need to get some perspective, the vast majority of residents of P/B/C lead perfectly normal law abiding lives, there are over half a million people in the conurbation and our society is unlikely to collapse anytime soon.

Hope all involved in the above incident are ok and not too badly affected.
Perspective noted. Please note I used the word 'batch' which does indicate an isolated group. My beef is with the idiots and the problems they cause with no regards for the majority.
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sharkforsale[/bold] wrote: One would assume local idiots and they will get caught, they always do. Their mouths are as flappy as their arms. There is always a batch of undesirables of all ages hanging around that area and they would probably be the first ones to complain if all the shops disappeared and they had to (god forbid) walk further afield to hurl abuse at people for no apparent reason. Same happening up Ashley Road in Parkstone, all you see now is stinking drunkards wobbling all over the place shouting, robbing, puking etc. The area is in rapid decline I am sad to say. They have no respect for residents, the police or themselves, so what chance is there?[/p][/quote]What chance is there? What because a minority of drunks and idiots cause a bit of chaos. You need to get some perspective, the vast majority of residents of P/B/C lead perfectly normal law abiding lives, there are over half a million people in the conurbation and our society is unlikely to collapse anytime soon. Hope all involved in the above incident are ok and not too badly affected.[/p][/quote]Perspective noted. Please note I used the word 'batch' which does indicate an isolated group. My beef is with the idiots and the problems they cause with no regards for the majority. sharkforsale
  • Score: 4

1:10pm Thu 28 Aug 14

gonzo123 says...

What a long dragged out read that was reading Twitter messages... Could of summed it all up in a parragraph and one picture, YAWN
What a long dragged out read that was reading Twitter messages... Could of summed it all up in a parragraph and one picture, YAWN gonzo123
  • Score: -4

2:31pm Thu 28 Aug 14

smhinto says...

Dlt_debz wrote:
smhinto wrote: I take it the people involved did not use their Tesco 'club-cards'??
What a stupid comment to make, I know people who work in this shop and have yet to find out whether or not they were on duty, I also know people who have been in this position before except on that occasion the perpetrators got away with several thousand pounds worth of stock and cash so unless to can have some sort of understanding of how scary it must have been for the staff or you have been in this sort of situation yourself maybe you should keep your sarcastic comments to yourself
I dare say the situation may have been somewhat harrowing for the staff involved.
.
However, I feel that you may be devoid of a sense of humour!!
[quote][p][bold]Dlt_debz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I take it the people involved did not use their Tesco 'club-cards'??[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment to make, I know people who work in this shop and have yet to find out whether or not they were on duty, I also know people who have been in this position before except on that occasion the perpetrators got away with several thousand pounds worth of stock and cash so unless to can have some sort of understanding of how scary it must have been for the staff or you have been in this sort of situation yourself maybe you should keep your sarcastic comments to yourself[/p][/quote]I dare say the situation may have been somewhat harrowing for the staff involved. . However, I feel that you may be devoid of a sense of humour!! smhinto
  • Score: 2

4:50pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Dlt_debz says...

smhinto wrote:
Dlt_debz wrote:
smhinto wrote: I take it the people involved did not use their Tesco 'club-cards'??
What a stupid comment to make, I know people who work in this shop and have yet to find out whether or not they were on duty, I also know people who have been in this position before except on that occasion the perpetrators got away with several thousand pounds worth of stock and cash so unless to can have some sort of understanding of how scary it must have been for the staff or you have been in this sort of situation yourself maybe you should keep your sarcastic comments to yourself
I dare say the situation may have been somewhat harrowing for the staff involved.
.
However, I feel that you may be devoid of a sense of humour!!
And you really think that this is something to joke about? ? And by the way the member of staff that was punched is a friend of mine
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dlt_debz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I take it the people involved did not use their Tesco 'club-cards'??[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment to make, I know people who work in this shop and have yet to find out whether or not they were on duty, I also know people who have been in this position before except on that occasion the perpetrators got away with several thousand pounds worth of stock and cash so unless to can have some sort of understanding of how scary it must have been for the staff or you have been in this sort of situation yourself maybe you should keep your sarcastic comments to yourself[/p][/quote]I dare say the situation may have been somewhat harrowing for the staff involved. . However, I feel that you may be devoid of a sense of humour!![/p][/quote]And you really think that this is something to joke about? ? And by the way the member of staff that was punched is a friend of mine Dlt_debz
  • Score: -2

7:39pm Thu 28 Aug 14

gonzo123 says...

Lol
Lol gonzo123
  • Score: 0

8:33pm Thu 28 Aug 14

martinsim34 says...

i think this could be as a result of bedroom tax and other changes its bound to hit other oparts of economy my felings r for the staff hope they r gonna be ok its a long tramatic rd they have to travel tesco let them heal not about money
i think this could be as a result of bedroom tax and other changes its bound to hit other oparts of economy my felings r for the staff hope they r gonna be ok its a long tramatic rd they have to travel tesco let them heal not about money martinsim34
  • Score: -7
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