Masked gunman holds up shop in Gosport

A GUNMAN brandished a handgun at a shop worker in a terrifying robbery.

Friday, 1st April 2016, 3:29 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 10:00 am
Robber holds up shop
Robber holds up shop

Police said a member of staff at the Grande Wine Store in Palmyra Road, Gosport, said the robber had a ‘handgun’.

Officers are unsure if it was an imitation firearm or a genuine handgun.

The suspect took £340 in cash from the till before running off.

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It happened at aroud 9.30pm on Sunday, March 27.

Investigating Officer DC Julie Way said: ‘This is an extremely rare incident and doesn’t seem to be linked to any other reports. The premises was targeted at night when it was very wet and windy and not many people were out and about.

‘We are still trying to establish if the weapon seen was a genuine handgun or an imitation firearm. Thankfully no-one was injured in this incident.

‘I’m especially keen to hear from a man and a woman who used the store shortly beforehand and who may have seen what happened. I’d also like to hear from anyone who may have found discarded clothing in the area.’

He was white, between 6ft and 6ft 3ins, skinny and was wearing a black padded raincoat with the hood up, dark trousers and black shoes, ski style gloves and a mask.

Call DC Julie Way on 101 quoting 44160119412.

Alternatively call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.