Hammer-wielding robber targets village shop

Police are appealing for anyone that knows this man.

Police are appealing for anyone that knows this man. - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to trace in connection with an armed robbery at a store in Earith.

Police are appealing for help to indentify this man.

Police are appealing for help to indentify this man. - Credit: Archant

The man entered Bright End Stores in High Street at about 8:40pm on Wednesday and threatened a member of staff with a hammer.

He then made off with two small bottles of alcohol in a silver or white Vauxhall Astra.

Detective Inspector Dave Savill said: “I am appealing for witnesses who might have seen anything suspicious at the time or who recognises the man pictured to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting CC-08082018-0508 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

The car that was used after the robbery

The car that was used after the robbery - Credit: Archant