21 December 2018
A man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery in Sturminster Newton.
At 5.45am on Monday 5 March 2018 officers were called to reports that a man armed with a handgun had entered One Stop on Station Road.
He reportedly threatened a member of staff and stole a quantity of cash before leaving the shop.
No one was physically injured during the incident.
A 27-year-old man from Stalbridge has been charged with robbery and possessing a firearm in a public place and appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 18 December 2018. He is next due to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 17 January 2019.
A 25-year-old Sturminster Newton man who was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit robbery and robbery remains released under investigation.
A 59-year-old woman from Stabridge was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and committing an act to pervert the course of justice and also remains released under investigation.
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