17 October 2016
Detectives investigating two reported robberies in Poole and Bournemouth have arrested a man in relation to the incidents.
The first incident happened at around 9.20pm on Wednesday 12 October 2016 at the Co-op on Oakdale Road.
A second reported robbery occurred at the Spar in Wimborne Road in Winton on the evening of Friday 14 October 2016.
In both incidents two men entered the store, selected items and approached the till. It was reported that as one of the suspects attempted to pay, the other sprayed the shop assistant in the face with an unknown substance from a can, a quantity of cash was then taken from the open till and both men made off.
Nobody was physically injured in either incident.
A 35-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently assisting police with enquiries.
A second suspect is still outstanding.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55160155916. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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