Store robbed by armed raider

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.

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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.