Hunt for gunman after attempted armed robbery at Rotherham Co-op

EARLY-morning call for the police to Victoria Road, Kirkby.
EARLY-morning call for the police to Victoria Road, Kirkby.

Police are hunting a gunman who tried to carry out an armed robbery at a Rotherham convenience store.

A man holding a handgun threatened staff at 9.45pm on Monday, August 3, in the Co-op on Fleming Way, Flanderwell.

He demanded money but left empty-handed, with no-one injured.

Officers are carrying out increased patrols in the area and an investigation is underway.

The man is described as white, around 6ft tall, wearing a balaclava, a dark blue hooded top and grey bottoms. Call police on 101.