An knifepoint robbery at the Torquay Petrol Station on Avenue Road has caused Devon & Cornwall Police to appeal for witnesses.

It is believed that a man entered the Esso Garage on Avenue Road, Torquay at 10:40pm on Friday August 31st 2018.

The suspect entered the garage from the Halfords Store end, pushing past customers in the store.

Suspect then produced a large knife and demanded money from the till, the suspect made off with £350 & a bottle of Gordons Pink Gin.

Investigating officer, DC Dixie Dean said:

“The suspect entered the garage from the from the Halfords Store end of Avenue Road, pushed past customers who were queueing and produced a large knife before demanding money from the till.

The suspect then jumped up over the counter and stole £350 from the till and a bottle of Gordons Pink Gin from the alcohol cabinet behind the cashier, before leaving the store and running off towards the direction of the sea front.

We believe that there were a number of customers within the store during the time of the incident many who have yet to have come forward and give their account to police.

These witnesses could hold information vital to the investigation and we urge them to make contact with us.

The suspect is described as a white man, mid to late 20’s, slim to medium build, short black beard, pale skin, 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall with a local accent. He was dressed in a black hoody with the hood up, black trousers and black trainers which have white soles.”

On the 3rd September a 33 year old male from Torquay was arrested in connection with the offence.

However, he has since been released on bail until Monday 1st October.

If you were in the area on the 31st August 2018 at 10:40pm or there after, or if your saw anything that might be of use to the police.

The police have asked that you contact and quote crime number CR/080130/18.



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