One robber pushed a gun into the stomach of the shopkeeper at Meadowmart Newsagents in Wokingham, Berkshire, while another pointed a gun at the head of a female member of staff. The third man took the evening's takings before the trio escaped in a waiting car.
Three masked men launched an attack on a Northamptonshire shopkeeper after he refused to hand over keys to his safe. When the men were told there was nothing to steal they punched the shopkeeper to the floor and kicked him. They escaped with a small amount of cash after being disturbed by a paperboy.
Police are hunting a man who threatened a female worker at a Surrey c-store. The man, who wore a hooded top and scarf, demanded staff open the post office area of the Dormansland store. When the assistant refused he ordered her to open the till and fled with the cash.
A female assistant at a Jacksons store in Leicester was forced by a masked robber to fill a carrier bag with cash from the till. The man repeatedly smashed a metal bar against the counter and demanded cash.
Two masked raiders targeted a Balfour News store in Headington, Oxford, and escaped with thousands of pounds in cash. A female shop assistant was left shaken but unhurt after opening the safe for the pair.
Two men armed with iron bars and wearing balaclavas escaped with cash from a Leicestershire c-store. The men threatened staff at the Co-op store in Burbage and forced them to hand over takings before escaping in a waiting getaway car.