Rapid apprehension squad officers continue to hunt for an “armed and dangerous” robber who held a Busselton gun shop worker at gunpoint and stole a rifle. The armed bandit stormed South West Firearms and Gunsmithing on Fairlawn Road about 8.50am on Thursday. He stole a long-arm rifle and ammunition before leaving the store in a silver car, believed to be a Holden Commodore wagon or similar. Insp. Geoff DeSanges said officers were still hunting the assailant, and he is “still believed to be armed and dangerous”. “However, we wish to assure the community we have committed all available resources to locate this individual and bring them into custody,” he said. “Our rapid apprehension squad have deployed teams to various locations in search for this individual. If you do see him, do not approach him and call police immediately on 131 444.” The officer said the man entered the premises with a handgun and threatened the worker before stealing the firearm. “Any rifle is dangerous, any firearm is dangerous, but we also believe he took ammunition at the same time,” he said. “The intended use of that weapon is obviously to shoot objects at a distance. Any firearm is dangerous, but a long-arm (rifle) has another degree of concern”. The offender is described as light-skinned, aged between 20 and 30, of a medium to stocky build and wearing a peaked cap with dark hair underneath. He was wearing a dark long-sleeved top with a white shirt underneath and black shorts.