Armed police called to report of Broadstairs robbery

Armed police in Gladstone Road, Broadstairs

Police are investigating after a member of staff was threatened with a gun at a store in Broadstairs.

The incident is said to have happened at the newsagents in George Hill Road shortly before 4.13pm  today (August 9).

A man is reported to have threatened the staff member with a firearm before stealing money and running away.

Firearms officers were called to the scene.

Armed officers are currently (7.30pm) in the residential area around Gladstone Road, apparently carrying out a search.

If anyone witnessed the incident please call 101 quoting reference 09-876.