Store robbed by armed raider

PUBLISHED: 10:41 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:14 06 May 2010

The Local store where an armed robber struck on Friday

The Local store where an armed robber struck on Friday

CASH and cigarettes were taken in an armed robbery on Friday night. A man walked into The Local shop in The Hyde, Stevenage, at about 9.20pm and demanded money. When the shop s cashier refused, he produced a handgun. The cash and cigarettes were then hand

CASH and cigarettes were taken in an armed robbery on Friday night.

A man walked into The Local shop in The Hyde, Stevenage, at about 9.20pm and demanded money.

When the shop's cashier refused, he produced a handgun.

The cash and cigarettes were then handed over and the man left the shop in an unknown direction.

He is described as a white man, 5ft 10in, of skinny build with short dark hair, and light green or hazel eyes.

He was wearing a black scarf covering his face up to his eyes, and a black hooded top.

Over the top of this he was wearing a navy Adidas top with three white stripes down the arms and matching trousers.

He was also wearing dark coloured trainers and spoke with a local accent.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information should ring 0845 33 00 222.

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