Armed Robbery At Peterborough Petrol Station

23 October 2014, 12:25 | Updated: 23 October 2014, 12:34

Peterborough Armed Robbery CCTV

Cambridgeshire Police have released CCTV images of a man officers want to trace after an armed robbery at a petrol station in Peterborough.

It's after a man walked into the Shell garage in Whittlesey Road at about 10.25pm on Saturday 18th October, with a gun and a knife.

He demanded the employee there hand over cash, but he ran off to raise the alarm.

The offender tried to break into the tills but then fled empty-handed.

Peterborough Armed Robbery CCTV

He is described as white, in his 30s, wearing a high-visibility sleeveless jacket over a dark blue hooded top, a face covering, grey gloves, grey tracksuit bottoms and red trainers.

Detective Constable Kevin Poole, investigating, said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the member of staff.

While his face is not visible on the CCTV, the offender was wearing very distinctive clothing and I would appeal to anyone who saw him leave the store or recognises the description, to call police."

Anyone with any information is asked to call DC Poole on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.