CCTV of masked gunman released after Peterborough attempted robbery

Gunman, Peterborough Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Officers hope people will recognise the gunman because of his clothing

Police have released CCTV pictures of a masked man who used a gun and a knife while trying to rob a petrol station.

The man walked into a Shell station on Whittlesey Road in Peterborough at 22:25 BST on 18 October and demanded cash from the attendant.

The employee ran off to raise the alarm and the man, who tried to break into the tills, fled empty-handed.

Officers hope by showing the footage the public might recognise the gunman's "distinctive clothing".

Cambridgeshire Police said it was "a terrifying ordeal" for the employee.

The offencer was wearing a high-visibility sleeveless jacket over a dark blue hooded top, a face covering, grey gloves, grey tracksuit bottoms and red trainers.

Det Con Kevin Poole said: "While his face is not visible on the CCTV, the offender was wearing very distinctive clothing and I would appeal to anyone who saw him leave the store or recognises the description, to call police."

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