Robber with handgun holds up Cheltenham shop
An armed robber raided a shop in Hester's Way this morning after holding up a staff member at gunpoint.
The white man, who was wearing a black balaclava and black jeans, burst into the Cooperative store in Hester's Way Road just before 6am.
The staff member, who was not harmed, was threatened with a black handgun and police reported the man had stolen a "large sum of money".
Officers are currently investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses.
Gents, come in to Earl's & Co and enjoy a haircut and finish, glass of whisky and a shoeshine for £18.50
Terms: Later and earlier appointments available upon request
Contact: 01242 504887
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
Anyone with information should call 0845 090 1234, quoting incident number 69 of May 26.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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