The robber attacked Sue Ridkin at her general food store and post office in Ibstock. The man, who was wearing a balaclava, escaped with a considerable amount of cash.
A man wearing a balaclava walked into a c-store in Somerset and threatened workers with a knife.
The robber pointed the knife at staff at the store in Fore Street, North Petherton, and demanded cash from the till. The staff handed over an undisclosed quantity to the raider, who escaped in a waiting 4x4 truck.
Police are hunting a man in South Yorkshire, who they believe has carried out a series of armed robberies on off licences and c-stores.
In the latest incident, a man threatened staff at Mitchell’s store in Sheffield with a handgun before escaping with cash. Police believe the robber has raided two Thresher stores and two c-stores since Christmas.
A c-store owner thwarted an attempted armed robbery on his store in the West Midlands by refusing to hand over any cash.
The owner of Romsley Stores in Bromsgrove cried for help when robbers demanded money from the safe and till, despite having a gun pointed at him. The raiders panicked and fled.
Thieves made off with an ATM machine in a ram raid on a village c-store in Cambridgeshire.
Witnesses described how they saw three men wearing white overalls and balaclavas drive a jeep through the front of the One Stop store in Milton and drag the cash machine out into the street.