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Armed robbery at newsagents in Broadstairs

By KentOnline reporter

Police are hunting a gunman after an armed robbery at the Kingsgate Newsagents in Broadstairs.

A shop worker was threatened with a firearm during the raid, which happened in George Hill Road at around 4.15pm.

The man escaped with an unspecified quantity of cash.

Kingsgate Newsagents. Picture: Google
Kingsgate Newsagents. Picture: Google

A police spokesman said: "A man is reported to have threatened a member of staff with a firearm before stealing money and running away.

"Firearms officers were called to the scene."

Armed police were called to the scene. Stock image
Armed police were called to the scene. Stock image

Officers are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference 09-876.

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