Hunt continues for gunman
by Hayley Robinson
Police are still hunting an
armed robber who made off with about £300 after holding up a shop
in Milton Regis.
As reported last week, the
man had a small handgun when he walked into the Kent Mart store in
the High Street just before 6.50pm on December 10.
It’s understood he pointed
the weapon at a man who was working alone behind the counter before
shouting at him three times to hand over money.
When he eventually did, the
raider demanded he also give him the mobile phone which was on the
He smashed it before leaving
The alarm was raised when the
shaken worker banged on the door of the flat above the shop and
asked the man living there to call the police.
Store owner Arun Arulparam
said: "I wasn’t there at the time but arrived shortly
"The worker was very shaken
and shocked. He’s only worked there about a month.
"It was normal opening times
when this guy just walked in and threatened him with a
"He asked for the money then
asked again. I think he [the shop assistant] was shocked, he didn’t
know what he was doing because it was apparently the third time he
asked for the money that he opened the till and handed it
"Then he asked for the phone
and smashed it up, I don’t think he wanted him to be able to call
the police. He was very brave.
"The whole thing is shocking.
Hopefully the police will find him."
The robber was seen on CCTV
before entering the shop wearing a grey hooded top with the word
Oregon written on it.
When he carried out the
robbery he was wearing a white crash helmet with a black motif on
the back. He was also carrying a black and white Nike
He is described as white, 6ft
2in and heavily built.
n Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det Con
Donna Hopper by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quoting
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