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Armed robbery in Shropshire

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery in Newport, Shropshire, yesterday

At around 11:20am, a cashier at Britannia on High Street was threatened into handing over a significant quantity of cash to a man who appeared to be holding a handgun.

The cashier filled a carrier bag with the money and the man then left the bank, walking back onto High Street.

The man is described as white, in his 30s, of a slim build and was either balding or had closely cropped hair. He was wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

He also wore a distinctive pair of very dark, wraparound sunglasses.

Police recover cash after robbery

Staffordshire Police investigating an armed robbery in which a delivery driver was threatened say they've recovered a red Toyota Celica containing a quantity of cash in Hanley

Officers are at the scene taking to witnesses and gathering CCTV. They've also appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Arrests after armed robbery

Five people have been in connection with an armed robbery in Trentham in Stoke this morning,

Officers were called to the car park of the Hem Heath pub inTrentham Road just after 11.10am after a cash delivery driver raised the alarm.

Police say he was threatened by at least two men, thought to have been carrying a firearm. The gang escaped with a substantial amont of money.

Botched shotgun robbery at Derbyshire bookies

Nottingham Road, Ilkeston Credit: Google maps

A shotgun was fired during a robbery at a bookmakers in Ilkeston last night. Two masked offenders burst into Coral Bookmakers, in Nottingham Road, at about 9:30pm.

They threatened members of staff with the firearm, before pulling the trigger. No one was injured and the pair fled empty-handed.

They were white, in their 20s and were wearing dark clothing.

The shop remains taped off this morning.

Video of attempted robbery released by Warwickshire Police

Police investigating an attempted armed robbery at the Heart of England Co-op in Rugby shortly after 7:30pm last Wednesday night (March 6), have now released a video of the incident in the hope of catching the offender.

The video shows the hooded assailant use a weapon wrapped in a plastic bag to jab a female staff member in the face, causing injuries to her left eye which needed hospital treatment.

He then left the store empty handed.

The offender is described as a white male with a scarf covering the lower part of his face. He is thought to be in his 20s, about 5'8 to 5' 10" tall and slim build.

The video can be viewed here

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