Posts Tagged ‘robbery’

Witness appeal following armed robbery at Filton Avenue convenience store

Posted on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at 2:22 pm by SH (Editor)

CCTV image of an armed robbery on Monday 2nd October 2017 at the Spar store on Filton Avenue. CCTV image of an armed robbery on Monday 2nd October 2017 at the Spar store on Filton Avenue.

Avon and Somerset Police have issued two CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Filton.

A man walked into the Spar in Filton Avenue at around 7.30am on Monday (2nd October) brandishing a small axe. He threatened staff and stole a quantity of money from the till.

It’s believed he left the store and headed towards Northville Road, where he got into a vehicle.

He is described as white, of average to slim build, about 5ft 7ins, and wearing a dark blue jacket with a grey hood and a black scarf covering his face.

A police spokesperson said:

“The area around Filton Avenue is usually busy with commuters at the time this robbery occurred. Did you see the incident? Do you remember seeing a man matching this description go into or leave the store?”

“We also want to speak to a man who stopped in a vehicle at the scene and said he saw the offender get into a vehicle in the Northville Road area. Was this you?”

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigations on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5217224421.

If you don’t want to speak to the police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police

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Appeal for witnesses following armed robbery at Filton Post Office

Posted on Friday 18th July 2014 at 3:34 pm by SH (Editor)

Filton Post Office, Church View, Filton, Bristol.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a robbery at Filton Post Office on Thursday 17th July.

Two men went into the branch in Church View, just off the A38, just before midday, and demanded money.

Both were wearing motorcycle helmets, one had a large knife and the other a wooden baton. One of the men forced the till and took a quantity of cash.

Witnesses described two men riding away from the store on a red motorcycle.

Officers, supported by the police helicopter, immediately attended and searched the area. Within minutes a motorcycle was found abandoned at BAWA on Southmead Road.

Witnesses have come forward who saw two men, at least one wearing a motorbike helmet, as passengers in a black car in the area around BAWA. Police enquiries also suggest the car may have been in the Station Road area of Henbury between midday and 1pm.

A man was arrested on suspicion of robbery on Thursday evening and police say their enquiries are continuing.

More: Red Honda motorbike recovered by police. Witnesses sought »

Police appeal for help in finding property stolen in Nutfield Grove robbery

Posted on Wednesday 15th January 2014 at 11:00 pm by SH (Editor)

Police car.

Local police are asking Filton residents to help a burglary investigation by looking out for stolen property discarded by thieves.

Last night (Tuesday 14th January), three people were arrested in Nutfield Grove following a robbery a short time earlier in Sixth Avenue.

Between these two locations it is suspected that a grey iPod, a black mobile phone and a pair of Ray-Ban glasses were discarded.

If you see this property in the area please do not touch it but contact police immediately on 101.

Of the three people arrested on suspicion of robbery, two are aged 18 and the other is 13-years-old. They are currently in custody.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101 and quote 4826/14.

Related link: Police in Filton (The Journal)

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