Suspected armed robbery in Penhill

Alert message sent 10/11/2020 21:10:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

We are currently at the scene of a suspected armed robbery at McColl’s on Penhill Drive, Swindon. 

Just after 6.30pm today (10/11) we were called to the store following a report that a member of staff had been threatened by an unknown male offender carrying a weapon. 

We are appealing for any witnesses who may have heard or seen anything suspicious in the area before, during or after the incident this evening.  If that was you please contact us on 101 quoting log 254 of today.  You can also report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The member of staff was unhurt and officers are carrying out extensive searches of the area to find the offender. 

Please note that people living in the area may notice an increased police presence this evening as we continue our enquiries and some roads in the vicinity maybe closed and traffic disrupted due to our ongoing investigations.  

Thank you for your patience. 
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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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