Gunman robs chemist in Potters Bar drug raid

PUBLISHED: 17:23 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:26 20 March 2014

Police attended the scene

Police attended the scene

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A gun-wielding drugs thief has struck at a chemist in Potters Bar.

"Fortunately no one was injured during this incident, although it did leave the member of staff very shaken.
We have a very good description of the offender."

DC Laura Chillingworth

A member of staff at Welfare Chemist in Southgate Road had the weapon pointed at them by a man with a distinctive bloodshot eye.

It happened on Tuesday at around midday.

The crook bought sleeping tills, but when the chemist opened the till to give him his change, the man pulled out the gun and demanded drugs.

The member of staff handed over the drugs requested.

He is described as mixed race, aged 25 to 30, with a slim build and approximately 5ft 8ins tall.

He was said to have brown eyes, one of which was bloodshot.

He was wearing a black leather hooded jacket, black trousers and a black scarf which had white stripes on.

DC Laura Chillingworth, from the Local Crime Unit at Borehamwood Police Station said: “Fortunately no one was injured during this incident, although it did leave the member of staff very shaken.

“We have a very good description of the offender.

“Do you know someone who had a bloodshot eye on Tuesday, and matches the description given?

“If you can help us identify him, or if you believe you witnessed what happened, please contact police as soon as possible via the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively if you feel more comfortable passing on information anonymously, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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