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Armed robber wields baseball bat

10 February, 2016

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a petrol station in Taunton.

The incident happened on Saturday February 6 at the Texaco petrol station on Wellington New Road shortly after 1.10pm.

A man entered the petrol station shop and demanded that the woman behind the till hand over cash. He threatened her with a baseball bat.

The man left the shop with a quantity of cash and made off on a push bike.

He is described as being between 5ft 10 inches - 5ft 11 inches tall, of a skinny build, wearing a black thin waterproof coat with the hood up, a black balaclava or snood and black baggy trousers which were tucked up at the bottom.

The bicycle is described as a hybrid type with straight handlebars and thin wheels with a dark blue frame.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101 and quote crime reference number 5216026829.





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