Masked robbers who forced staff at a Burton mobile phone shop to kneel down at knifepoint are still at large almost two months after the terrifying incident.

Shocked phone shop workers at Carphone Warehouse, in Middleway Park, told the Burton Mail they were forced to kneel in a storeroom by hooded robbers brandishing knives during a broad daylight raid.

The two men then escaped in a car with at least 40 Samsung mobile phones. A third man was waiting in a blue Renault, with the registration HV51 FAM, this was later found abandoned in Burton.

Carphone Warehouse Burton
Carphone Warehouse Burton

The men fled the store in the Renault which was then abandoned in Horninglow Road, in the town, where some of the stolen phones were subsequently recovered.

Detectives say the gang then fled on foot along Dallow Street into Victoria Street and were collected in a vehicle, a blue Astra, of which part of the registration was VE54.

Of the two men who entered the store, one was described as black, wearing dark-coloured clothing, and one was described as white in light-coloured clothing.

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The incident happened on April 29 and Staffordshire Police have now revealed that while investigations are continuing, no one has been arrested.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "The retail park, and surrounding areas, would have been busy with shoppers on Saturday morning.

"We are appealing for anyone who saw the offenders at the retail park, or later in the Horninglow Road area, or either vehicle, to contact us with any information on 101 quoting incident number 289 of April 29, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."