A THIEF who had a firearm stole cash from a newsagents in an Oxfordshire town.

The robbery happened at around 6pm on Wednesday at McColls in Market Square, Bicester.

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The man used what is believed to be a small, rusty firearm to scare staff in order for him to jump over the till and steal cash.

He then left in the direction of Crown Walk.

Thames Valley Police is releasing a CCTV image of a man officers would like to speak to following the robbery.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Oliver Harrison, based at Banbury police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victims involved and thankfully no one was hurt.

“I am appealing for anyone who may recognise this man, or if you think it could be you, to please get in touch, as we believe the man pictured may have vital information in connection with this incident.

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“Likewise if you witnessed anything or have any information that might help our investigation we’d like to hear from you.

“You can make a report online or by calling 101 quoting reference 43200324456.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain 100 per cent anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”