Further update following alleged armed robbery near Sherborne

12 January 2018
Two people arrested in connection with an alleged robbery at a store near Sherborne have been released under investigation.

At around 12.30pm on Tuesday 9 January 2018 Dorset Police received a report of an armed robbery at the Spar store in Yetminster.

It was reported that a man armed with a knife jumped over the counter and stole the till drawer before making off in a blue vehicle. The vehicle was seen to drive off along Thornford Road in the direction of Chetnole.

The till drawer was later recovered near to the scene in Stonyacres.

A 39-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, both from Yeovil, arrested on suspicion of robbery have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detectives are still appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180004174. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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