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Shot Fired At Assistant In Store Raid

Armed raiders fired a shot in a convenience store before making off with the till, leaving a shop assistant terrified yesterday.

The raid took place at Fourbouy’s in Stanley’s Court, Leamington at 8.50pm.

Two Asian men in their mid-20s and wearing dark baseball caps walked into the shop and demanded cash from the 28-year-old woman serving behind the counter.

One of them produced a gun and fired it into a display of cigarettes behind the assistant. The pair then grabbed the till, containing £220 in cash, and escaped.

The till was later recovered. The women was not injured but was terrified by her ordeal.

Police today appealed for witnesses to come forward to help trace the robbers.

One attacker is 5ft 10ins, average build and had a white silky scarf over his face. His accomplice is 5ft 8ins and had a dark scarf.

Witnesses should call DC Chishty or DS Malik at Leamington CID on 01926 415000 or  Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 31 Jan 01
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