Did robber have a gun?

Detectives in Great Yarmouth are investigating whether a robber may have used a gun or a replica to threaten the staff of a town centre store.

Detectives in Great Yarmouth are investigating whether a robber may have used a gun or a replica to threaten the staff of a town centre store.

The balaclava wearing robber targeted the Spar store in the Market Place at about 9pm last Sunday.

Staff have claimed the robber was holding a bag with what looked like a gun in when he demanded that they hand over money.

After staff refused he grabbed some cash. All the staff could see of the robber's features were his eyes.


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Police would not comment on the staff's gun claims except to say they were still investigating the incident and whether any type of weapon was actually used in the robbery.

A police spokesman said: 'He was a young male, of slim build and was wearing a black hooded jacket, a balaclava, blue jeans and dark coloured trainers. He made off with a quantity of cash.'

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Anyone with information on the Spar robbery should contact Det Con Matt Cornwall of Yarmouth CID on 0845 4564567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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