Man wielding iron bar robs Bodicote Esso service station


Police appeal for witnesses following Sunday night robbery

A lone worker at the Esso Service Station in Bodicote found themselves facing a man wielding an iron bar during a robbery over the weekend.   The offender entered the service station at 11.50pm on Sunday evening and demanded money from the safe.  

The man walked behind the counter and hit the till with the iron bar before leaving the store on foot with a small quantity of cash and a couple of packets of cigarettes. The member of staff did not receive any injuries.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the incident.

The offender is described as a white man in his mid-fifties who spoke with an English accent. He was wearing a dark Adidas hooded top with white stripes down the sleeves, black shorts, fingerless gloves and black trainers with white tongues. His face was covered with a scarf during the offence.

Investigating officer PC Lauren Bushby, based at Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around this time, and who thinks they may have information, to come forward and speak to the police.  I am also appealing to anyone who was driving in the area to check their dash-cam footage and to get in touch if they think this footage would aid our investigation.

If you have any information please report it via the Thames Valley Police website or call 101, quoting reference number 43200071106.  Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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