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Petrol station held up at gunpoint – CCTV

October 23, 2014, 12:59 pm

Police have released CCTV images of an attempted armed robbery at a petrol station in Peterborough.

The offender walked into the Shell garage in Whittlesey Road at about 10.25pm on Saturday (October 18) brandishing a gun and a knife.

He demanded the member of staff hand over cash but he ran off to raise the alarm.

The offender tried to break into the tills but then fled empty-handed.

He is described as white, in his 30s, wearing a high-visibility sleeveless jacket over a dark blue hooded top, a face covering, grey gloves, grey tracksuit bottoms and red trainers.

Detective Constable Kevin Poole, investigating, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the member of staff.

“While his face is not visible on the CCTV, the offender was wearing very distinctive clothing and I would appeal to anyone who saw him leave the store or recognises the description, to call police.”

Anyone with any information should call DC Poole on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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