As previously reported by Island Echo, officers cordoned off Central Convenience Store on Avenue Road, Sandown late last night after the shop was robbed – the second time this month.
It has now been confirmed that an unknown, masked male entered the store and threatened a shop worker with a firearm – believed to be a pellet gun.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“We are investigating a robbery which took place at Central Stores in Avenue Road, Sandown, last night (Wednesday 27 November).
“It was reported that a man entered the store at around 8.30pm and told staff to empty the till.
“The man, who had his face covered, was holding an item described as a pellet gun. He then left the store with a quantity of cash.
“Enquiries are ongoing”.
The shop has re-opened to customers this morning.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Police on 101, quoting 44190427405. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.