Police call for witnesses to petrol station robbery in Rugby

Officers beleive at least two men were involved
Officers beleive at least two men were involved

Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses to a robbery that took place at the BP petrol station on Lawford Road in Rugby.

At approximately 4.40am on Saturday, September 24 two men approached a member of staff as he was working on the forecourt and threatened him with a bladed weapon.

They demanded that the worker open the locked door to the shop and once inside the men proceeded to take the till drawer from the counter, causing damage to the till in the process.

The pair then left the scene in the direction of Pinfold Street and went down an alleyway towards the Hope Community Centre.

The member of staff sustained a graze to his knee but was otherwise unharmed during the incident.

One of the men is described as white, approximately six foot tall, of a stocky build, wearing a grey hooded jacket, a grey cap with a black and red scarf covering his face.

The other man is described as white, of medium build, had his face covered and wore dark clothing with white trainers.

Detective Constable Alex Horwood, who is leading the investigation, said: “I appreciate that his incident took place over a week ago. However, I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious around that time to please come forward.”

If you recognise the description of the men or have information that may help officers, call police on 101 and quote incident number 56 of Saturday, September 24.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers.org.uk