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Gun put to womans head during armed robbery at shop in Aylesbury

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A witnesses appeal has been launched by Thames Valley Police following an armed robbery at a shop in Aylesbury.

At about 8.35pmon Monday 19th October 2015 a member of staff was approached outside the back door of the One Stop Shop in Meadow Way, Aylesbury by a man who put what looked like a gun to her head.

The man directed the woman into the shop and ordered her to open the safe. He then stole a large amount of cash from the safe.

The offender is described as white with a large nose and stocky. He was wearing light coloured clothing, gloves and was carrying a holdall over his back. He spoke with an Eastern European accent.

Investigating officer, Det Sgt Simon Johnson of Force CID based at Aylesbury police station, said: ‘A robbery occurred at the One Stop Shop in Aylesbury yesterday. Thankfully the member of staff was unhurt however this was a frightening experience for her.

I would ask anyone with information about the offence to contact police either by calling us via 101 or visiting their nearest police station.

Fortunately incidents of this type are extremely rare. Officers are in the area making enquiries and members of the public can feel reassured we are doing everything we can to identify the offender.’

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with information on the robbery to  contact Det Sgt Simon Johnson via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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