Armed robbery at mobile phone shop in Barton Street, Gloucester
9:37am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
POLICE in Gloucester are investigating an armed robbery in the city yesterday morning.
The incident happened shortly before 10:30am on Thursday when a man entered a mobile and laptop repair shop on Barton Street and threatened staff before stealing cash and a mobile phone.
The man was described as black and around 6ft tall. He was wearing a black jacket, black jeans and had his face covered.
A witness believed the man was carrying a firearm, it is not yet known what sort of gun or whether it was a replica or air weapon.
No one was injured in the incident.
Searches were carried out in the area but the offender was not located.
Enquiries are ongoing and includes studying CCTV footage from cameras in the area.
Anyone with any information about crime should call Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 150 of October 17.
Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.