Police hunt armed robber who pulled a GUN on the shop assistant who tried to stop him from stealing three cans of BEER
- CCTV cameras recorded the armed robbery and were able to zoom in on his face
- Although the victim was unarmed, the robber pointed a gun at him ‘repeatedly’
- He was wearing a white shirt, black jacket, blue jeans, sneakers, and a beanie
Police are looking for a man who robbed a store and threatened someone with a gun.
The armed robbery, in Plumstead Common in South East London, was caught on CCTV so police could release video and photos of the man, presumably in his 40s, they are looking for.
Although the victim went unharmed, 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 out a gun
As he walked away from the shop on Plumstead Common Road, he continued to wave his gun at the clerk
The images show a man who has already collected three cans of beer from a shelf to leave the store without paying.
A shop assistant in a green shirt confronts him and he takes a gun from his pocket, waves it at the shop assistant, and backs out the door.
The footage cuts into an image of a CCTV camera on the street, showing him walking briskly away from the shop along Plumstead Common Road, face behind him, still waving his gun.
The video pauses and zooms in on the man wearing a white shirt, black jacket, light blue jeans, sneakers and a beanie.
Detective Constable Thomas Boow, of the Flying Squad, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim by a man who clearly has no respect for the law.
“Wearing a gun in your lap 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 0800555111 or call the police on 101 quoting reference Cad 2119/18 Jul
“We’d love to hear from anyone who might have seen this man run away or was in or near the store at the time.
“It’s important that we identify him to make sure he doesn’t do something like that again.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or call the police on 101 quoting Cad 2119 / July 18.