Chopper hunt for men after shop robbery
TWO men were last night being hunted by police after a suspected armed robbery in Cheltenham.
The two men, wearing masks, robbed the One Stop shop in Alma Road, Up Hatherley, in daylight and it's thought that one of them may have been carrying a gun.
Officers were still combing the area last night and a police helicopter was also used to help in the search.
No one was reported injured during the incident.
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A police spokeswoman said: "At around 3pm today officers were called to reports that two men wearing black balaclavas had entered the convenience store and asked the member of staff to hand over the money before leaving on foot along Alma Road and on to Windermere Road.
"Any witnesses who haven't yet spoken to officers are urged to call Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 240 of September 25."
Store owner Surjid Uapple was unavailable to comment.
Councillor Anne Regan said: "I am horrified to hear about this incident. They are a very friendly family who run the shop and are well respected."