SECURITY camera footage showing a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a shoe shop in Chippenham has been released by police this morning.

The balding man, dressed in a thigh-length black leather jacket over a beige t-shirt and black jeans, can be seen strolling along Emery Gate shopping centre in Chippenham, just moments before a raid at Timpsons shoe repairs.

The robber, believed to be in his late 30s, walked into the store about 2pm on Friday and pulled out a silver coloured hand pistol, with a gold band around the barrel, pointing it at a terrified member of staff.

He escaped with £200 in cash and ran out of the shopping centre towards The Bridge.

Police are hoping the footage will encourage witnesses to come forward and help with the inquiry.

Anyone with information on the raid should contact Det Con Jason Roberts, at Chippenham CID, on 0845 4087000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 5551111