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Footage shows moment robbers armed with 'high-powered pellet gun' storm corner shop and shoot man in eyes

One of the gun-wielding robbers enters the store. Credit: Metropolitan Police

This is the terrifying moment robbers stormed a corner shop and shot a shop worker in the face with a "high-powered pellet gun".

The suspects - described as men in the 20s - are then seen fleeing from the shop in Brixton, south London with the cash registers as their victim lies injured.

Police say the shop worker will require surgery to save his sight after being hit in the face and eyes by a series of "ball bearing-like pellets".

The incident happened at Phambra Foodstore in Lyham Road at around 8.35pm on Saturday 25 October.

Police urged anyone with information to come forward and help detectives catch "these dangerous, violent men".

"This was a vicious attack that could have left a man blinded," Detective Constable Ben Turner of the Met's Flying Squad said.

"We desperately want to find the men responsible for this crime - they used gratuitous violence to carry out this robbery and are clearly dangerous.

"I would ask anyone with information to come forward and help us catch these dangerous, violent men."

The shop worker is threatened by the robbers. Credit: Metropolitan Police
A second robber grabs the cash register. Credit: Metropolitan Police
The robbers flee after shooting the worker in the face with a pellet gun. Credit: Metropolitan Police
  • Anyone with information has been urged to call detectives at the Flying Squad via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111