Delivery driver almost assaulted during robbery at Hatfield Co-op

PUBLISHED: 15:19 22 June 2020 | UPDATED: 15:19 22 June 2020

Police are appealing after a robbery at the Bishops Rise Co-op store. Picture: Helen Drake

Police are appealing after a robbery at the Bishops Rise Co-op store. Picture: Helen Drake


A delivery driver was almost assaulted during a robbery took place at a Co-op store in Hatfield.

On Monday, June 15, at around 3pm, two men approached a delivery driver at the rear of the store on Bishops Rise.

One man attempted to assault the driver, while a second man took a large amount of cigarettes from the rear of the truck. Both then ran from the scene and left in what police believe to be a blue Peugeot van.

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Both suspects are thought to be white, of stocky build and aged between 28 and 30 years of age. One of the men was also wearing a scarf or t-shirt over his head.

Police investigator Linda Bunton said: “Did you witness this incident or do you have information about it?

“We believe there were witnesses in the area who saw some or part of this incident, I am particularly trying to identify a person who may have seen the men leaving the area in a blue Peugeot van and also a woman who may have filmed some of the incident on her mobile phone.”

You can report information online at, speak to an operator in its Force Communications Room via online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101 by quoting crime reference number 41/46759/20.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report information online at

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