Masked raiders rob estate pub

Police are hunting masked robbers who targeted the Talisman pub
Police are hunting masked robbers who targeted the Talisman pub

A MAN is in hospital with serious head injuries after being attacked during a robbery at a Corby pub.

The 30-year-old was hit with what police believe was a crowbar after he disturbed two masked raiders at The Talisman pub on the Danesholme estate.

The victim is now recovering in Kettering General Hospital.

A police spokesman said the man’s injuries are serious but not life-threatening.

A 38-year-old woman who was also in the pub at the time of the robbery was not injured but was left shocked and upset.

The robbery happened at 3.50am yesterday at the pub at the Danesholme Centre.

The raiders, who were dressed in black and wearing balaclavas, demanded that the man and women handed over the pub’s taking.

Police would not reveal how much money was stolen.

The police spokesman said: “During the incident the man was hit over the head with what we believe was a crowbar.

“The man and woman disturbed the intruders who demanded cash.

“After they took the money they jumped out of a bedroom window and ran off in the direction of a nearby park.”

Lisa Dixon, manager of the nearby Convenience Express store, said: “I’m surprised to hear there has been a robbery at the pub. It’s usually very quiet in this area. I haven’t heard any of my customers taking about the robbery.”

David Rafferty, of Bergen Walk on the estate, is a member of the neighbourhood association.

He said: “This is the kind of thing that is happening everywhere. It’s very sad.

“These are hard times and people are becoming desperate and turning to crime.”

At this stage police have no further details about the robbers’ appearance but they are asking anyone who has information about the robbery to contact them as soon as possible.

Information can be passed on by calling 101, or can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.