Armed robbers hit store worker with 'firearm' in Oxford

Atkyns Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim was approached at the back of the store on Atkyns Road

Two men robbed a Co-Op store and assaulted a staff worker with what is believed to be a firearm in Oxford.

The store employee was hit over the head with a weapon and taken into the store room at 21:20 BST on Friday.

She was then hit again and forced to open a safe, from where they stole a large amount of cash.

Police say the men were wearing balaclavas, dark jackets and light blue jeans.

They fled from Atkyns Road on foot before getting into a car, parked off Chillingworth Crescent, near the Eastern Bypass A4142.

Det Ch Insp Clare Knibbs said the incident was "very traumatic" for the 22-year-old victim and added police had increased their presence in the area.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen the car.

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