Staff threaten with 'firearm' in Trowbridge robbery

CCTV image of the suspect
Image caption The raider fled empty-handed after staff activated an alarm

Staff at a store in Wiltshire were threatened with what is believed to be a firearm during an attempted robbery.

Police were called to Cheque Interchange in Castle Street, Trowbridge, after the alarm was activated on Thursday morning.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said although no one was injured it was a very frightening experience for the staff involved.

The suspect is white, in his 40s, 5' 7" tall, with mousy hair and a beard.

"He fled empty-handed after staff activated an alarm.

"Anyone who witnessed the robbery, which happened at about 11am, is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers," the police spokesman added.

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