Armed robber takes cash in raid on Burntwood pharmacy

Police are hunting for an armed robber after a raid in Burntwood.

The Lloyds Pharmacy on Lichfield Road was targeted at 10.40am today (June 6). A man threatened staff with a gun before fleeing with cash.

Armed police were called and sniffer dogs searched the area and found the weapon – believed to be a BB gun – nearby.

A police spokesperson said: “The suspect is described as a white man in his mid 20s, 5ft 8ins tall with short mousey brown hair and he wore a grey hooded top with his face covered.

“It is believed he fled the area in a black VW Passat accompanied by two other men.

“An investigation into the incident is underway and a forensic examination will take place at the pharmacy. Officers are continuing to search the area with assistance from the Air Support Unit.”

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident number 193 of June 5 or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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