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Masked man holds up petrol station at gunpoint

The security guard threw the box full of money at the robber when confronted Credit: SWNS

These dramatic CCTV images show the moment a petrol station security guard was held up at rifle-point by a masked man in Ilminster, Somerset.

The guard was confronted as he left the shop and threw a security box full of money at the robber, who then fled in a stolen Ford Fiesta with an accomplice.

The robber fled the scene in a Ford Fiesta with an accomplice Credit: SWNS

The car was dumped less than a mile away, when the suspects are thought to have escaped in a second vehicle.

Avon and Somerset police are appealing for more information regarding the incident, which took place on the morning of Monday 23 September.