Detectives investigating armed robbery in Sheffield find handgun

The robbers, armed with a handgun, targeted Southey News in Sheffield earlier this month. Picture: Google

The robbers, armed with a handgun, targeted Southey News in Sheffield earlier this month. Picture: Google

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A handgun has been recovered by detectives investigating an armed robbery at shop in Sheffield.

Two men had threatened staff at Southey News in Galsworthy Road with what was believed to be a handgun earlier this month.

The suspects fled the scene with a large amount of cash, running towards the roundabout.

Nobody was injured during the incident, which happened at around 9.50pm on Sunday, March 12.

Today South Yorkshire Police said a handgun had since been found and confirmed as an air weapon.

The force also issued an appeal for witnesses who may have seen men acting suspiciously in that area on the night in question.

One of the suspects, the man carrying the airgun, was described as being white, around 35 years old, of medium build and around 5ft 8in. He is believed to have been wearing a dark waist-length padded jacket with denim jeans.

The other suspect is described as being around 25, slim and around 5ft 4in. He is believed to have been wearing dark clothing and had a Timberland tie-up bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk, quoting incident number 1346 of 12 March 2017.

You can also pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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