Galway Girl Ed Sheeran
19 November 2010, 16:48
Two men wearing masks have threatened to shoot staff at a newsagents before robbing them of cash.
It happened just before 5pm yesterday at the shop in Faulkners Way in Trimley, when two men wearing woollen face masks entered the newsagents shouting, swearing and threatening to shoot two female staff members.
One of the men pointed an object concealed in a plastic bag at them, and the other brandished a piece of wood as they demanded money from the till before leaving with a relatively small amount of cash.
The men have been described as possibly under 20-years-old, with one around 5ft 10 inches tall, of thin-ish build, wearing a peaked hat under a hooded top, dark coloured jogging bottoms and a black-bomber-style coat. The other is described as being slightly shorter, around 5ft 6 inches tall, of slight build, wearing dark coloured clothing and a hooded top with the hood up.
Detective Inspector Stuart Sowerby, who is overseeing the investigation into the robbery, said officers needed to speak to anyone who was in the area around this time.
"We would ask anyone who was in Faulkeners Way around 5pm to come forward if they think they may have seen anything that may help our inquiries into the incident. This could have been spotting someone waiting near or watching the premises, two men wearing similar clothing entering or fleeing the shop or anyone who may have any information about where they can from or headed to."
Anyone who can help is asked to call DC Michael Chantry on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.