Officers investigating the robbery at the One Stop shop in Avon Drive in Bedford have released CCTV footage of the man who held a gun to the cashier’s head before taking cash this morning.
Anyone who recognises the pictures is asked to contact Bedfordshire Police in confidence on 101.
The robbery occurred just before 6am when a masked man walked into the convenience store and threatened the female member of staff before taking a quantity of cash from the safe.
The woman who was left shaken but unhurt called police the moment the offender left the store.
Officers immediately attended with a police search dog who led them to a property in Torridge Rise.
A man was subsequently arrested by armed police at 7.20am
Anyone who witnessed the offence or has information about it should contact DS Albert Freer in confidence on 01234 275113 or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111. Enquiries continue.