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Arrest after Nottinghamshire fuel station robbed on Christmas Day

Detectives investigating after a fuel station shop assistant was threatened during a robbery have arrested a suspect.

The victim was working at the Esso garage in Old Rufford Road, Ollerton, when a man entered the shop and confronted him at around 11 pm on Christmas Day.

The assistant was threatened with a sharpened stick before the offender stole cans of beer and cigarettes and left the garage.

Officers have studied CCTV footage of the incident and carried out other local inquiries.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on Boxing Day on suspicion of robbery.

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He was also detained on suspicion of stealing further cans of beer from the same venue at around 8 pm on Christmas Day and theft and threats of criminal damage towards a woman.

Detective Sergeant Nathan Bingham, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Robberies like this on shops and businesses can be extremely upsetting for retail staff who are simply trying to earn a living.

“I am pleased we were able to quickly arrest this suspect but our investigation remains ongoing.

“Anyone with any information, CCTV or dash-cam footage should call police on 101, quoting incident number 460 of 25 December 2023, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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