Robber threatened employee with gun
A SHOP worker faced a terrifying ordeal on Tuesday at the hands of a robber thought to be armed with a gun.
The man entered the Currys store on the Warren Retail Park, Ashford, as it was being opened at 7.30am.
He told the male staff member he had a gun and that if he complied with requests he would not get hurt.
The raider then took a large quantity of cash and fled via the front exit, carrying the cash in a Sainsbury’s bag.
The man detectives are hunting is white, just under six feet, aged about 40, and had silver coloured glasses.
He was wearing a black mac with a hood, beige gloves and dark shoes.
Det Sgt Andy Chapman, who is leading the hunt, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity at about 7.30am on Tuesday and saw anything out of the ordinary.”
He can be contacted on 01233 896283.
Shocked staff at the store were remaining silent about the incident this week, refering all inquiries to head office in Hemel Henpstead.
Company spokesman Mark Webb released a statement saying: “There was an incident early this morning in which a sum of money was taken.
“Fortunately the employee who was threatened is unharmed though obviously shaken and we are helping police with their enquiries and have a number of high security systems which we are confident will help shed some light on the incident.”
Left, an e-fit of the suspect and the Currys store where the robbery took place