Update (8 December):
The man, age 25 of West Bay, who was arrested in relation to the armed robbery on Hell Road on Monday, 5 December, has been formally charged with Robbery and Possession of an Imitation Firearm with Intent to Commit Robbery. He appears in court tomorrow, 9 December.
Initial Release (6 December):
At about 8:45PM yesterday, 5 December, officers responded to a report of a robbery at a service station on Hell Road in West Bay. . It was reported that two masked men, one carrying an object appearing to be a firearm, arrived at the location in a vehicle and entered the service station. The man carrying the object demanded cash from a worker and a struggle ensued between them. The man struck the worker with the object, causing a minor injury, and then exited the service station with a quantity of cash. Both masked men fled the scene in the vehicle they arrived in, travelling in the direction of Fountain Road.
The object the man was carrying was damaged during the struggle and left behind. It was later determined to be an imitation firearm.
The man carrying the imitation firearm is described as wearing a blue mask, a long-sleeved shirt, dark gloves and dark pants. The other man had a white shirt over his face and was wearing dark coloured clothing.
At about 9:45PM the same night, officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had been set on fire at an address on Hetties Lane in West Bay. The vehicle, a grey Honda Civic, had been reported stolen earlier the same day, and fits the description of the vehicle used during the robbery. It has been examined by police and enquiries are underway to establish whether the vehicles are the same.
This afternoon, 6 December, following investigations, officers arrested a man, age 25 of West Bay, on suspicion of robbery in relation to the incident. He remains in custody as investigations continue.
The matter remains under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact West Bay CID at 949-3999. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website.