Armed Fraddon garage scratch card robber hunted

Devon and Cornwall Police helicopter
Image caption The force helicopter has been involved in the hunt for the armed robber

An armed robber is on the run after stealing scratch cards from a petrol station in Cornwall.

Staff at the Shell garage on the A30 at Fraddon were threatened with a hand gun at about 22:30 BST on Monday.

Devon and Cornwall Police said armed officers and the force helicopter were involved in the hunt for the robber.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens or early 20s. He was wearing a blue striped top and a green balaclava.

No-one was injured and the police have asked anyone with information to contact them.

Insp Andy Oliver said: "I would like to assure the public that incidents of this nature are luckily few and far between in the two counties."

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