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Would-be New Ash Green shop robber dressed as security worker
A MAN who tried to rob a mini supermarket in New Ash Green dressed as a security worker is wanted by police.
Officers were called to the Co-op store in The Row at 6.30am on Tuesday after the suspect was caught on CCTV entering the staff area of the store through an open door and threatening the manager with a gun.
The would-be robber was fully kitted out with a plastic visor as he demanded to know where the safe was.
The member of staff replied he could not open the safe without a second keyholder and then refused his demand for cash from the till before the suspect left the store empty-handed on foot.
He is described as a slim white male, around 6ft tall and in his early 50s.
DI Michelle Whitehead said: "He was wearing a dark-coloured crash helmet and a dark short-sleeved body warmer with distinctive blue and white stripes on the shoulder.
"He also wore a short-sleeved shirt, black trousers and white latex gloves.
"In his left hand he was carrying a black box which looked like a cash box and in his right hand he had what appeared to be a black pistol.
"We would ask dog walkers, delivery people and anyone else who may have been in the New Ash Green area between 6am and 7am on September 24 to think whether they saw anything suspicious or anyone matching the man’s description."
Anyone with any information can contact Kent Police on 01732 379160 quoting crime YY/18964/13, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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