THESE terrifying CCTV images show the moment a shop was held up in an armed robbery.
Detectives have today released the image in a bid to find the gunman who robbed Co-op on the corner of White Dirt Lane and Drift Road in Clanfield.
The weapon could be a gun or an air-gun, police said.
It happened at 9.50pm on May 12 when the man threatened a member of staff and took £200 in cash and £139 of cigarettes. No-one was hurt.
Investigating officer DC Hamish Walker said: ‘I am releasing these images in the hope that someone may recognise the distinctive high visibility vest the suspect was wearing.
‘We haven’t received any similar reports in the area and I’m not linking this incident to any other investigations. ‘It’s unclear whether the weapon seen was a real gun or an air weapon as it was not discharged during the robbery and thankfully no-one was injured.
I am releasing these images in the hope that someone may recognise the distinctive high visibility vest the suspect was wearingDC Hamish Walker
‘The Nissan Micra the suspect left in was a 1990s or early 2000s model and we have been reviewing CCTV to trace it’s movements before and after this robbery.
‘I’d urge anyone who recognises either the suspect or the car to contact us as soon as possible.’
The suspect was white, 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall and slim.
He was wearing a cream beanie hat, a black balaclava covering his face, a black jumper, a high visibility vest with a ‘Stay Safe’ triangle logo on the lapel and back and the words ‘customer service’ also on the back, grey tracksuit bottoms and gloves, and black work boots.
He was carrying a rectangular black holdall bag.
The man drove off in a red three-door Nissan Micra, with a registration beginning with R, which had been parked behind Viscount Kitchens.
Call DC Hamish Walker at Aldershot Police Station on 101 quoting 44160178918.
Alternatively call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.