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Police hunt air-rifle shooters who robbed BP site

04 November, 2016

West Midlands Police have released footage of three people they want to trace following a series of offences in Coventry last week – including one on a BP forecourt.

During the early hours of October 29, in two separate incidents, a 33-year-old man was injured after being shot in the ribs with an air rifle while a 78-year-old woman was injured after being shot in the head – both by someone in a passing car.

The car reportedly used in the shootings was involved in a petrol theft later that day at the BP garage in Finham. Footage from the garage shows the car, which is believed to be stolen, bearing VRM plates that were stolen from a car on Monticello Way on October 25.

ANPR picked up the car at a second petrol station and CCTV captured the driver and two passengers shopping in the store.

The footage can be viewed at

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Greg Ashfield by emailing

According to the Coventry Telegraph, this isn't the first air rifle shooting in Coventry in recent weeks. A tow truck was damaged on the A45 after someone shot at the driver’s window on October 23.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands132.1271.23141.73128.82
North East130.66140.60128.17
North West131.39140.18128.47
Northern Ireland129.03134.10126.35
South East132.7358.90141.28129.68
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