Fenland service station held up at gun point in audacious New Year’s Eve robbery

POLICE today described an armed robbery at a Fenland service station as a “terrifying experience” for staff.

They launched an appeal for information after the balaclava wearing robber held up the Robin Hood Service Station in March on New Year’s Eve.

The offender walked into the service station at 7.35pm and pointed a handgun at two members of staff and demanded they open the till and the safe. He took cash before making off.

The offender is described as white, in his late 20s, muscular and six foot to 6’2’’. He was carrying a black and grey rucksack.

Police want to speak to a regular customer who entered the store shortly after the offender had left as he may have vital information to assist the investigation.

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Detective Constable Mark Yendley, investigating, said: “This was a terrifying experience for the members of staff who were threatened.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw this man before or after the incident to contact police.

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“In particular we would like to trace the customer who came into the store a few minutes after the robbery. He was told he could not be served because of what had just happened, but may have seen the offender making off.”

Anyone with any information should call DC Yendley on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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