Two men in custody following robbery at petrol station in Devizes

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Two people are in custody this morning following a robbery at a petrol station in Devizes. 

Officers were called to the Esso Garage, The Nursery, shortly before 9.30pm last night (23/07) following a report that two men had entered the garage and demanded money was handed over from the till.  

The men made off with nothing and nobody in the garage was injured but they were left shaken up. 

An area search was conducted and two people matching the description given were located a short time later at The Wharf. 

One of the men made off, while the other – a man in his 30s from Marlborough - was arrested on suspicion of robbery and taken to Melksham custody.

Further enquiries were conducted and the second man who is also aged in his 30s and from Devizes was located and arrested on suspicion of robbery at approximately 4.30am this morning. 

Both remain in custody in Melksham for further questioning. 

Det Insp Tom Straker said: “This was understandably a frightening experience for those involved and I appreciate it will no doubt cause concern amongst the local community. Please be reassured that officers were on scene within a matter of minutes and thanks to the descriptions given, were able to locate and arrest two individuals who we now have in custody. 

“Enquiries are currently ongoing this morning. We believe the men entered the garage from the Waiblingen Way direction at approximately 9.20pm – if you saw or heard anything suspicious, please get in touch immediately.”

Call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200072799. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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