Teenager in clear over Epsom armed robbery

A 17-year-old boy arrested after an armed robbery at a convenience store in Surrey has been cleared of any involvement, police have said.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of robbery after a shop assistant was shot in the face with an airgun at the Vetrys store in East Street, Epsom.

The woman, in her 30s, was hit by two shots in the robbery on 6 February.

She was admitted to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, but has since been discharged.

Bus stop witnesses

Det Insp Paul Gordon said the teenager was believed to have been acting suspiciously in the area.

"It is now thought this person does not connect to the offence and he has been released with no further action being taken against him," he said.

Police say a number of people, including those waiting at a nearby bus stop, may have information that could help their investigation and have renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward.

The robber, whose face was covered, is described as white, of slim to medium build and about 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall. He was wearing dark cargo-style trousers and a jacket.

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