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CCTV images released following attempted armed robbery in Luton

CCTV images released following attempted armed robbery Photo: Bedfordshire Police

Police in Luton have released CCTV pictures of two men they want to trace after an attempted robbery at a newsagent's where a gunshot was fired.

The incident happened on May 7 in Premier News at about 7.15am when two men visited the shop; one stood by the door while the other entered, armed with a hand gun.

A shot was fired before both men left the scene empty handed, running towards Whitehaven.

The first man is described as wearing black clothing and a black balaclava Credit: Bedfordshire Police

The first man is described as wearing black clothing and a black balaclava; the second wore a grey tracksuit and was carrying a florescent drawstring bag.

The second wore a grey tracksuit and was carrying a florescent drawstring bag Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Detective Constable Rebecca Kitts, investigating has released the CCTV and pictures in a hope that members of the public will come forward and help identify the men involved.

“The CCTV and pictures we have released may act as reminder to members of the public who were in the area and who may have seen the two men before the incident. Members of the public may also be able to help identify the two men from the footage and pictures. I would urge anyone who recognises the men to speak to the police, in confidence.”