Armed robber threatens shop worker

POLICE are hunting an armed robber who threatened a shop worker with a gun and demanded cash.The robbery happened at the Five Fields branch of Forbuoys on Colchester's Greenstead Estate, at 8.

POLICE are hunting an armed robber who threatened a shop worker with a gun and demanded cash.

The robbery happened at the Five Fields branch of Forbuoys on Colchester's Greenstead Estate, at 8.10am yesterday .

A man walked into the shop armed with a shotgun. He threatened the shopkeeper and ordered him to open the safe.

He stole a small amount of money from the safe and then escaped by foot. No-one else was in the shop at the time.


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The robber is described as white, of proportionate build, 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall, wearing a balaclava and a camouflage jacket.

Yesterday police conducted door-to-door enquiries. The shop was shut for a short amount of time to allow forensic officers to carry out an investigation.

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Detectives would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the robbery or recognises the description. Anyone with information should contact Colchester CID on 01206 762212.

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