This is the horrifying moment a woman is held at gunpoint by a raider during a dramatic armed robbery.
Terrifying CCTV footage released by Nottinghamshire Police shows three armed robbers burst into a Nisa Local Store demanding cash and goods.
Robert Childerley, 26, can then be seen holding a woman at gunpoint in a headlock, pressing the firearm to her temple as he dished out his demands, Nottinghamshire Live reports.
Watch the video above to see the dramatic armed robbery unfold
This was the last in a string of armed robberies that saw the raiders threaten their victims with handguns and even a large axe, demanding cigarettes, cash and alcohol.
Childerley was jailed for 13 years after admitting to carrying out the armed robbery in Littlemoor Lane, Newton, Derbyshire, alongside two other armed robberies in Huthwaite and Skegby, in Nottinghamshire.
His accomplices were also given lengthy jail terms for their involvement in some of the offences.
Callum Raworth, 25, of High Hazels Drive, Huthwaite, pleaded guilty to the armed robberies in Newton and Skegby and was sentenced to six years and eight months.
Meanwhile, Luke Walters, 30, of Cross Lane, in Huthwaite, pleaded guilty to the armed robbery in Huthwaite and was given a four year and eight month prison sentence.
Nottingham Crown Court was told the first incident happened at 6am on November 21 last year at the Newton Nisa Local Store, when Childerley and Raworth burst into the store and demanded money and goods.
They threatened the shop owner and a customer with a large axe and a small black handgun, pointing the weapons at their heads and demanding that they open the safe, the court was told.
The men failed to gain access to a safe in the post office room, despite kicking the door, but they did manage to steal £50 in notes and £1,755-worth of cigarettes, using a shopping basket to carry the items.
About 20-minutes later, they went to Skegby Mini Market, in Forest Road.
The owner was inside the shop when Childerley and Raworth entered, armed with a large sledgehammer and a handgun.
Again they demanded money and cigarettes, using the weapons as threats.
The store manager pressed the panic button and asked his wife to call the police and the men left the store without taking any items and got back into the stolen car and drove off.
Childerley then teamed up with Walters for the final robbery at Woodend Inn, Huthwaite, on November 23 last year.
The men knocked on the window at 6.30am. With just the cleaners inside, they asked them to open the door.
They opened them, thinking it was a normal delivery driver – but were threatened with a gun.
The men stole two bottles of alcohol and a charity box with around £40 inside.
The getaway car used in each of the robberies was stolen from Derbyshire a week earlier.
Officers arrested the men on November 23 and 24 after they tracked a number of stolen items to their addresses.
The cigarettes from the robbery in Derbyshire were traced back to Childerley’s home.
Meanwhile, fingerprints were also found to link the items to the trio and further boxes of stolen cigarettes were found in a bedroom drawer belonging to Walters. Stolen alcohol from the Woodend Inn was also recovered from the home address of Childerley.
Detective Sergeant Mark Shaw, of Nottinghamshire Police, who led the investigation, said: “We are very pleased with the result from court and to have three dangerous and prolific burglars locked up.
“It wasn’t an easy investigation but I’m happy all our work has paid off.
“I’d like to thank the officers and detectives who worked tirelessly on the case.
“They spent hours going through CCTV footage, talking to more than 20 witnesses and gathering forensics to track them down to arrest.
“We welcome this conviction and sentence which sends out a positive message that Nottinghamshire Police treats burglary and possession of firearms extremely seriously.
“More importantly, I’m also pleased for the victims who have been brilliant throughout and supported the police during a lengthy process.
“It must have been a terrifying experience for the victims to have had firearms pointed at their heads so we hope the length sentences given give some comfort.”