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Armed robbery in Exeter

An investigation is underway after an armed robbery in Exeter.

A man with a large knife entered the Esso petrol station on Cowley Bridge Road at lunchtime yesterday.

He threatened a member of staff and made off with around £400.

No one was injured and no customers were in the store at the time.


  • white
  • late 30s
  • slim build
  • 5ft 10 ins
  • wearing a black hooded jacket with a black scarf across his face, dark trousers, and black gloves
  • thought to have a local Exeter accent.

This is a shocking and serious crime and we are determined to identify and apprehend the man responsible.

The staff at the shop were thankfully unhurt but understandably distressed.

– Detective Inspector Tanya Youngs



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