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Thetford shop worker held at gunpoint during armed robbery

A Thetford shop worker was held at gunpoint during an armed robbery last night.

Police and armed officers were called to town's Canons' Walk shortly after 7.15pm yesterday (Monday, February 17) to reports that a man had entered a shop with a handgun and demanded money from the till.

The balaclava-clad man also threatened and hit the shop worker, who suffered a minor injury as a result, before making off with two bottles of whisky.

Police news (29517642)
Police news (29517642)

He is described as white, 6ft tall and of average build. He is thought to be aged in his late 20s or early 30s and was wearing a dark hooded top and trousers.

Detective Inspector Mick Roxby said: "This will leave people in the local area feeling worried but I would like to reassure them that this type of incident is rare. We will be stepping up patrols in the area.

"If you saw anything suspicious in the area at this time or have any information that you think may help our investigation, please come forward and share this with us.”

Witnesses are asked to call DC Daniel Mather on 101 quoting incident number 374 of February 17 2020.

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