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Police appeal for witnesses of Chiseldon gun raid on newsagents

An appeal for witnesses and information following a robbery at Chaplin’s newsagents in Chiseldon this morning (Monday) has been issued by Wiltshire Police.

At approximately 6.30am, two men entered the premises, threatened a member of staff with what was believed to be a handgun, and stole cigarettes and a small sum of money.

The suspects are described as white and aged in their 20s. One was approximately 5ft 9ins tall.

Acting Detective Sergeant Jo Northway told Marlborough News Online: “Fortunately no-one was hurt during this incident, nevertheless robbery is an extremely serious offence and the member of staff involved is understandably very distressed.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to appeal for help from the public. In particular, I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen any vehicles or heard someone acting suspiciously.”

“I would also like to speak to anyone who has information on those involved.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officer Jo Northway at Gablecross Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information may be left anonymously if preferred.

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