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Police hunt three men after £50,000 stolen in armed raid

Police are looking for these three men Credit: Kent Police

Police are hunting three armed robbers after £50,000 was stolen from a petrol station in Kent

It happened at 1150am on Wednesday at a petrol station in Cuxton Road in Rochester

Witnesses described two men who were white with dark tracksuit bottoms, and dark hooded tops. They were both wearing balaclavas.

It is believed the men left the area via the entrance to Knight Road business park, or through a fence at the back of the petrol station.

The men were seen in this Volkswagen Golf Credit: Kent Police

Detectives have now seized a car, believed to have been used by the suspects before the offence took place.

The silver Volkswagen Golf had been driven on false number plates with the registration DG 09 NLL being used. The car had previously been stolen from the London area.

Police found the car with registration DG 09 NLL Credit: Kent Police

Detective Chief Inspector Trevor Lawry said: ‘This was a carefully planned crime and we are now beginning to build a picture of the suspect’s movements before and after the robbery was carried out.

‘We are appealing to anyone who may have seen a third man, possibly acting as a lookout on the Cuxton Road between 10am and midday. It is believed this man may have been using a motorcycle."

If anyone can help police with this investigation, please contact the recorded witness appeal line on 01474 330511. Alternatively contact Kent CrimeStoppers free and in confidence on 0800 555111.


Petrol station robbery: latest

Police in Rochester are hunting two men after a report of a cash in transit robbery at a petrol station in Cuxton Road.

They were called in just after 10 to 12 this lunchtime.

It was reported that a weapon had been seen, but no shots are reported to have been fired and no one has been injured.

Witnesses reported two offenders who left the location at noon. They were white men with dark tracksuit bottoms, and dark hooded tops. They were both wearing balaclavas.

The Kent and Essex helicopter was sent to the area to assist officers on the ground. Officers are still at the scene determining what has happened, and making enquiries in the area to locate the two men.

The petrol station is currently sealed off.