Boxer shorts burglar
The suspect was caught on CCTV with the boxer shorts covering his faceAvon & Somerset Police

An armed robber who held up a shop while wearing a pair of boxer shorts on his head is being hunted by police. The man attempted to rob a branch of McColls in Yeovil, Somerset. He threatened staff at the Lyde Road shop with a large kitchen knife and demanded cash.

He fled with an undisclosed quantity of cash. He was caught on CCTV with his face covered by the grey and white patterned boxer shorts.

Police have a released the image in the hope of catching the boxer shorts burglar. A police spokesman said: "The man is described as white with either a dark, tanned complexion or dirty skin, aged in his 20s, of skinny build and approximately 6ft tall. He had dark stubble and a moustache and short dark gelled hair."

Police are urging local residents "to check their gardens and bins for a large kitchen-type knife and a pair of grey and white patterned boxer shorts".

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111.