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Police hunt armed robber who pulled a GUN on shop clerk

Police hunt armed robber who pulled a GUN on shop clerk who tried to stop him stealing three cans of BEER

  • CCTV cameras captured the armed robbery and was able to zoom in on his face
  • Although the victim was unarmed the robber ‘repeatedly’ pointed a gun at him 
  • He was wearing a white shirt, a black jacket, blue jeans, trainers and a beanie

By Jordan King For Mailonline

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Police are looking for a man who robbed a shop and threatened someone with a gun. 

The armed robbery, in Plumstead Common in South East London, was caught on CCTV so the police were able to release video and photographs of the man, believed to be in his 40s, they are looking for. 

Although the victim was left uninjured the police described his experience on July, 18 as a ‘terrifying ordeal’.

A store clerk confronted a man as he tried to leave the store with some stolen beer and the man pulled a gun 

As he walked away from the store on Plumstead Common Road he continued to brandish his gun towards the clerk 

The footage shows a man who has already picked up three cans of beer from a shelf attempt to leave the shop without paying. 

A shop clerk in a green shirt confronts him and he takes a gun out of his pocket, waves it at the clerk and backs out the door. 

The footage cuts to a view from a CCTV camera on the street showing him walking briskly away from the shop down Plumstead Common Road , facing behind him, still brandishing his gun. 

The video pauses and zooms in on the man who is wearing a white shirt, black jacket, light blue jeans, trainers and a beanie. 

Detective Constable Thomas Boow, from the Flying Squad, said: ‘This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim from a man who clearly has no respect for the law. 

‘Carrying a gun in your waist belt is an incredibly dangerous act, let alone brandishing it in a public place, aimed at another person.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or call police on 101 quoting reference Cad 2119/18Jul

‘We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen this man running off or was in or near the shop at the time. 

‘It is important we identify him to make sure he does not do something like this again.’

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or call police on 101 quoting reference Cad 2119/18Jul.

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