A MASKED robber armed with what looked like a gun stole cash from a convenience store last night.

The One Stop shop, in St Michael's Road, South Ham, was robbed by a man who entered the store at around 8.55pm and pulled out what resembled a black handgun.

The robber ordered a member of staff behind the till to hand over money.

The suspect then made off with an amount of cash in the direction of Claythorpe Road, the same direction from which he had entered the store.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information from anyone who may have been in the area between 8.50pm and 9.10pm.

The suspect is described as wearing a dark hoody with a camouflage design with the hood up with white writing on the chest area.

His face was covered with a black balaclava or scarf and he was wearing white Nike trainers with reflective detail.

Police have also released a CCTV still of a person they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

Anyone who could help police with their investigation is asked to call 101, quoting the crime reference number 44190122028. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.