CCTV appeal following attempted petrol station robbery in Hillsborough

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted petrol station robbery in Hillsborough.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 4:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 5:30 pm

It is reported that at 2.40am on Friday 26 June, an unknown offender approached the counter of the BP petrol station on Leppings Lane and threatened a member of staff.

Detective constable John Briers, who is investigating the incident, said: “The offender reportedly demanded that staff handed over cash from the till and is alleged to have made threats to set the premises on fire before leaving the forecourt empty handed.

“This was extremely distressing for the member of staff who was on duty that morning."

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The man is seen wearing a black baseball cap and a balaclava to hide his face.

The man in the footage is wearing a black baseball cap and a balaclava to hide his face.

Anyone who has information which may help the police is asked to contact 101, quoting crime reference number 14/95823/20.