The retailer was locking up his New Way News Store when a masked man armed with a sawn-off shotgun approached him. The would-be robber then threatened the store owner with the gun, and demanded he re-opened the store and hand over money from the till. When the retailer refused, the attacker shot him in the foot, and then in the left knee, before fleeing.
The retailer was rushed to a local hospital where he is recovering.
Staff at a Co-op store in Warwickshire were left terrified after being confronted by masked raiders wielding iron bars.
The four raiders forced one member of staff to open the Nuneaton store’s safe, and then smashed up the store’s CCTV system with the bars.
The gang, who were all wearing ski masks, fled the scene, leaving the store’s staff shocked but unhurt.
The early morning peace on Christmas Day at a c-store in Cheshire was shattered when ram raiders smashed through the outlet’s front.
A gang reversed a stolen car into the front of the One Stop store in Weston Grove, Chester, causing thousands of pounds-worth of damage. However, the raiders were unable to profit from their raid after the vehicle they were using became stuck on a security bollard.
Customers and staff at a c-store in Essex were threatened with shotguns during a robbery over Christmas.
Two armed men entered the One Stop store in Plume Avenue, Colchester, and ordered customers to lay on the floor.
They demanded staff hand over the keys to the safe. However, when they refused the robbers grabbed several hundred pounds from the till and fled.