Masked robber threatens worker with claw hammer

A MEMBER of staff was threatened by a man with a claw hammer during a robbery tonight.

A MEMBER of staff was threatened by a man with a claw hammer during a robbery tonight.

A man, who had his face completely covered, demanded money from the terrified member of staff in the One Shop in Sands Lane, Oulton, just after 6.30pm.

No-one was injured in the robbery and the man fled after being handed a quantity of money.

He is described as being 5ft7 of slim to medium build with a local accent. He was wearing either a balaclava or a scarf, which completely covered his face, and a black jacket with blue jeans.

There was no customers in the shop but police are hoping he may have been seen fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lowestoft CID on 01473 613500.