Police have released CCTV images following an armed robbery at the Co-Op store on the corner of White Dirt Lane and Drift Road in Clanfield.
Shortly before 9:50pm on Thursday, May 12, a man with a weapon, which may be a gun or air-weapon, took nearly £200 in cash and £139 of cigarettes after threatening a staff member. No-one was hurt.
The suspect is described as:
Between 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall.
He was wearing a cream beanie hat, a black balaclava covering his face, a black jumper, a high visibility vest with a ‘Stay Safe’ triangle logo on the lapel and back and the words ‘Customer Service’ also on the back, grey tracksuit bottoms and gloves, and black work boots.
He was carrying a rectangular black ‘hold all’ bag.
The man drove off in a red three-door Nissan Micra, with a registration beginning with ‘R’, which had been parked behind Viscount Kitchens.
Investigating officer DC Hamish Walker said: “I am releasing these images in the hope that someone may recognise the distinctive high visibility vest the suspect was wearing.
“We haven’t received any similar reports in the area and I’m not linking this incident to any other investigations. It’s unclear whether the weapon seen was a real gun or an air weapon as it was not discharged during the robbery and thankfully no-one was injured.
“The Nissan Micra the suspect left in was a 1990’s or early 2000’s model and we have been reviewing CCTV to trace its movements before and after this robbery.
“I’d urge anyone who recognises either the suspect or the car to contact us as soon as possible”.