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Gun-Wielding Shop Robbers Caught On Camera
Video of two robbers holding up a shopkeeper with a handgun has been released by police.
The CCTV footage of the raid in Rochford, Essex, shows the pair threatening staff before they made off with a three-figure sum of cash, two bottles of alcohol and several packs of cigarettes.
The men struck at the Mace shop in Ashingdon Road at around 3pm on June 12. Police have just issued the video as they appeal for information.
DC Ian Ling said: "One of the attackers wore a reflective jacket which may have drawn some attention from members of the public.
"He was also the man who brandished the firearm. We would ask people to look closely at the faces of the two men and contact us with their names."
The gunman is described is white, in his mid-20s and of slim build with short, dark brown hair.
The other man is in his early to mid-20s and has what are described as long facial features.
A 37-year-old man in the shop suffered a minor head injury during the robbery, but he did not need treatment.
:: Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.