Masked man threatens village store staff at gunpoint during robbery

The Londis Store at Elm and Post Office. ANL-161222-095716009

The Londis Store at Elm and Post Office. ANL-161222-095716009

A masked man held a member of staff at a Cambridgeshire village shop at gunpoint and demanded money during an armed robbery last night.

At about 7.50pm on Wednesday December 21, a masked man brandishing a shotgun entered Elm Village Store near Wisbech and demanded money from the till. He threatened a member of staff before leaving the scene, in Birch Grove, with about £300 in cash.

The man is described as being roughly 5’10” and having a local accent. He was wearing a grey and white mask, dark blue hooded top and was carrying a sports bag.

Detectives are particularly keen to speak to a woman who briefly entered the shop while the incident was happening and may have vital information.

Inspector Will Davis said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim; thankfully nobody was hurt.

“I’d urge anyone who was in the area at the time and may have information to contact us or Crimestoppers as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact police on 101, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.