Man with knife threatens assistant at Prospect Garage

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Police in Axminster are appealing for information following another armed robbery in the town.

The latest incident occurred at around 6pm on Christmas Eve, at the Prospect Filling Station, in Lyme Road.

The offender entered the premises armed with a knife and threatened the assistant and demanded money from the till.

The male assistant handed over a quantity of cash and the offender then left.

The suspect is described as being a white man aged between 20 and 30 years, approximately 6ft in height, slim build, with brown eyes and wearing a blue hat and face scarf with horizontal stripes, a blue sweatshirt, jeans and dark shoes.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or anyone who has any information regarding the identity of the offender. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference KA/13/705 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at

The latest incident follows a robbery at The Co-op Store in South Street on Saturday (December 21) when a man with a knife threatened staff and got away with cigarettes and vodka. A 26-year-old local man has subsequently been charged with the offence.


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